Dr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, WHO Director of Immunization
, Vaccines and Biologicals, said, "At WHO our main concern today is the fact that one out of five children is missed out of routine immunization
and that means that 21.
Afghan children badly need greater access to immunization
There's a checklist of immunizations
our young people should have which can be found on the Your Choice webpage," said Trish Parnell, director of PKIDs (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases).
To address low vaccination coverage among adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated and released the Adult Immunization
Standards of Practice.
An additional benefit is the reduction in administrative time that has been required to manually enter immunizations
The money will go towards reaching more children with basic vaccines, improving health care systems and introducing new vaccines such as those for pneumococcus, rotavirus, meningitis and Japanese encephalitis, a UNICEF and WHO report said Child immunization
is the act of preventing childhood diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, typhoid and childhood tuberculosis, measles, chicken pox and small pox by giving chemical substances, which contains the contributing organization at a reduced viral state.
From that initial program, their "KICK Packet" program ("Keeping Immunizations
Current for Kids") has been expanded to seven Tulsa area hospitals, Claremore Indian Hospital, and Emergency Infant Services of Tulsa--at no cost.
Unfortunately, the focus on immunizations
seems to lose strength once a child reaches adolescence.
Accomplishments include an increase in immunization
coverage levels within DHD clinics, an increased registry of child immunization
records and an increase in up-to-date immunizations
for WIC enrollees.
ACIP recommended that an immunization
program be launched to prevent the effects of a possible pandemic.
Unfortunately, many parents don't see these diseases, so they don't see the importance of immunizations
Rates like that won't do much to improve any adult immunization
levels, said Dr.