A majority of the respondents cited unavailability of vaccinators
in their area as a major reason for incomplete vaccination status of their children.
If the average vaccination rate was 100 dogs per vaccinator
per day, Kenya would have enough capacity to conduct 21-day campaigns and reach the 70% dog vaccination goal.
Where polio still persists -- in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria -- vaccinators
like Deepika work tirelessly to reach every child.
A limitation of our study was that we excluded private hospitals and clinics where vaccines were stored in Quetta; therefore, we were not able to evaluate the knowledge of vaccinators
and observe the cold chain maintenance process at those facilities.
He further added that soon all the vaccinator
will get training about the new software, adding that because of the new technology the location of the vaccinator
will also be identified that either they were working in the field.
According to local media reports at least 41 vaccinators
have lost their lives while on duty and scores of volunteers have faced death threats.
Bughran is a restive district of Helmand but militants never prevented vaccinators
from polio campaign and in some cases Taliban helped polio workers in discharging of their duties, he added.
Sampling: From selected districts, coagulated blood samples and retrospective information about clinical illness were collected from 465 exposed and 25 unexposed individuals including poultry attendants (354); butchers / poultry retailers (63); vaccinators
(7); lab technicians (18) veterinarians (23) and controls / unexposed individuals (25).
The guidelines ask the COMNet staff to avoid visiting the vaccinators
during door-to-door campaign.
19 ( ANI ): The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have vowed to continue their polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan despite the killing of six vaccinators
by gunmen, but urged the government to do its "utmost to protect health workers".
Pakistani villagers near the Afghan border are now refusing to cooperate with real vaccinators
, suspecting the medical personnel of ulterior motives.
Insurgent commanders claiming that United Nations' vaccinators
are finding targets for American drone strikes, and there appears to be few bargaining chips on hand for the World Health Organization, or WHO.