measles vaccination

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measles vaccination

A vaccine used to prevent measles (as well as mumps and rubella), given in two doses­: the first at 12–15 months, the second at 4–6 or 11–12 years of age.
 
Exceptions
Children with immune deficiencies; cancer patients, especially if receiving radiation therapy, chemotherapy or corticosteroids; individuals with allergic reactions to eggs or neomycin; pregnant women should deliver before MMR vaccination if they have not been previously immunised.
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The National Measles Immunisation Campaign has seen parents receive letters stating that the jab is "compulsory regardless of prior vaccination status".
In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles, like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.
The optimal age of measles immunisation in low-income countries: a secondary analysis of the assumptions underlying the current policy.
In 2008, 22 million infants and children did not receive routine measles immunisation, resulting in an estimated 450 deaths a day.
Simultaneously, community education should also be focused on to explain and promote the benefits and importance of measles immunisation and other vaccinations for children.
Last year cyclists rode from Edinburgh to London raising nearly Au300,000 for UNICEF s measles immunisation work across Africa.
South Sudan low low measles immunisation coverage meant that the incidence of measles in the world's youngest country was alarmingly high.
A ROADSHOW aiming to raise awareness of measles immunisation in Liverpool city centre was cancelled.
These are a robust programme for selective immunisation of pre-pubertal/adolescent girls and strengthening of routine measles immunisation.
The founding partners of the long-term global measles immunisation campaign include the WHO, the UN Foundation, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the US Red Cross and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Also during this period, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) implemented a strategy that included a second opportunity for measles immunisation for all children to stop endemic measles transmission in the Americas.

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