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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I was born before the measles immunisation programme was implemented by the NHS.
Dr Polycarp Azzuwut, the Permanent Secretary in the state's Ministry of Health, told NAN that adherence to routine vaccination and the 2018 mass measles immunisation of children from zero to five years was strategic in the success recorded.
Dr Eidelman further noted that "not only is there no harm in administering routine vaccinations to breastfeeding mothers, but one can and should include nursing mothers in any emergency measles immunisation campaign, such as the recent emergency declared by the New York City Health Department." (ANI)
It added that measles immunisation had already saved 21mn lives and reduced deaths by 80% since 2001.
KP Health Minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan spoke about the reforms introduced by his ministry during the last 100 days such as the expansion of the Sehat Insaf Cards, assessment of inputs in all health facilities, 95pc coverage of the measles immunisation drive, community-based complaints and grievance management system and media cell, policies on quality of medicines and initiation of public-private partnerships with pharmaceutical companies to provide free care to around 0.5 million patients for four non-communicable diseases.
While the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends treating pregnant women for schistosomiasis with Praziquantel, they have been excluded from mass drug administration programmes because of concerns about potential effects of the drug on unborn babies.The study recommended treating pregnant women for schistosomiasis to get the optimum efficiency of measles immunisation in children and to reduce anaemia in women.
Muscat: Oman's National Measles Immunisation Campaign has ended, with 92 per cent of residents in the target group vaccinated.
Muscat: Oman's National Measles Immunisation Campaign has officially ended, with 92 per cent of residents in the target group vaccinated.
The World Health Organisation put the safe threshold for measles immunisation coverage at 95 per cent.
[1] in that the child contracted measles during the 2009-2011 epidemic, during the vulnerable period of infancy before her 9-month measles immunisation. While she was 2 years older at presentation than our previous cases, this is more in keeping with the internationally reported cases' presenting age of 5 17 years.
The National Measles Immunisation Campaign has seen parents receive letters stating that the jab is "compulsory regardless of prior vaccination status".
The validity of parental report of vaccination as a measure of a child's measles immunisation status.

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