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Vaccine Experts Cite Progress on Measles and Rubella Elimination, Discuss H1N1 Vaccine Outlook

2009-08-25 21:34:59

Transmission of rubella is now limited to one country in the Americas, and measles now occurs only when cases are imported from outside the Western Hemisphere, vaccination experts reported at a special four-day meeting on vaccine-preventable diseases in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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Vaccine Experts Cite Progress on Measles and Rubella Elimination, Discuss H1N1 Vaccine Outlook

2009-08-25 21:34:59

Transmission of rubella is now limited to one country in the Americas, and measles now occurs only when cases are imported from outside the Western Hemisphere, vaccination experts reported at a special four-day meeting on vaccine-preventable diseases in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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Vaccines and Immunization

2008-09-24 13:53:08

Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert over 2 million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.

More about immunization

Reference: WHO http://www.who.int/topics/immunization/en/

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