Most common reasons for not immunizing
the child were ignorance (64%) and lack of information regarding the time, place and schedule e(21%).
In addition, the AAP report noted that "because nearly all privately supplied influenza vaccine is preordered months in advance, there is a risk of using the ordered supply too quickly when immunizing
both close family contacts and children....
He said that the three-day anti-polio drive at each union council was in progress successfully and the target of immunizing
over 800,000 kids would be achieved.
In this case economics played for and against pharmacists immunizing
"But during the first year of the program, we noticed that nurses were immunizing
not only the parents, but also each other," he commented, crediting the intensive educational efforts that had been directed at nurses to equip them to explain the benefits of vaccination to parents.
"Fortunately, when the flu vaccine shortage occurred our immunizing
pharmacists and providers had already received a supply of vaccines from Aventis Pasteur," points out Kevin Tripp, executive vice president of operations and pharmacy.
For several bacterial diseases, such as diphtheria and tetanus, physicians can prevent the illness by immunizing
people against the microbes' toxins.
He said all concerned departments would be taken into loop to launch this campaign while strict action would also be initiated against parents ignoring immunizing
"Almost always, we as pediatricians or family practitioners who take care of kids do a much better job of immunizing
patients than our colleagues who take care of adults.
"Until recently, the paradigm for vaccination has been that once the disease has been effectively eliminated, we'll stop immunizing
, thus eliminating vaccine side effects," he says.
Morgan of the University of South Florida in Tampa each described immunizing
genetically engineered mice that normally develop amyloid plaques and lose memory and learning skills.
Scientists fear that immunizing
people with the bacterial molecule would generate an autoimmune disorder.