Whooping Cough Immunity May Wane
The vaccine against whooping cough appears to become less effective as the time from the last childhood vaccination increases, a new study found.
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Recent findings reveal correlations between autism prevalence, childhood vaccination
Recent finds in two articles in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A indicate correlations between autism and vaccinations.
Sequester cuts would hit elderly meals, childcare
The budget sequester due to take effect on Friday would hit virtually every health program, from childhood vaccinations to Meals on Wheels, according to the Obama administration.
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Uganda's childhood immunization programs face challenges, IRIN reports
"Inadequate funding, a shortage of health staff, and poor adherence to vaccination schedules are some of the reasons for declining immunization levels in Uganda, which experts say threatens efforts to reduce preventable deaths among children," IRIN reports.
Vodafone partners with GSK, GAVI to use, study mobile technology to improve vaccination rates
"British mobile phone group Vodafone and drug maker GlaxoSmithKline are joining forces on a novel project to increase childhood vaccination rates in Mozambique using text messaging," Reuters reports.
Strengthen health systems to integrate polio vaccinations into routine childhood immunizations, Save the Children report says
Speaking at the GAVI Partners Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, David Olayemi, senior program adviser at Save the Children in Abuja, Nigeria, said fewer than half of children in Nigeria are receiving routine immunizations for diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (DTP), and the rate is dropping, Guardian health editor Sarah Boseley reports in her "Global Health Blog."