ISLAMABAD -- Expanded Program for Immunization
(EPI) and Health Department Government of Sindh launched Zindagi Mehfooz (ZM) Digital Immunization
Registry in Sindh- an android-based application developed by Interactive Research and Development (IRD) with Indus Health Network (IHN) supporting implementation across the province to reduce child mortality from vaccine preventable diseases.
Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health Current immunization
rates in the province are not high enough to prevent outbreaks of some vaccine-preventable diseases.
Ann Marie Navar-Boggan and her colleagues theorized that some providers may have not given immunizations
out of fear of adverse reactions to immunizations
coverage among children has increased, recent outbreaks of measles in the United States underscore the importance of maintaining high immunization
rates in every community.
According to 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, little has changed in the adult immunization
rate since 2010.
In her award, CDC's Immunization
Services Division Director Melinda Wharton wrote, "I am proud of all the work we do together to maintain and improve immunization
coverage rates in the United States.
It is known that barriers to access can play a role in whether or not children receive their immunizations
, not only with the MMR immunization
but with other routine childhood immunizations
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.
against common childhood diseases has been an integral component of mother and child health services in India since adoption of the primary health care approach from the 1970s.
To address low vaccination coverage among adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated and released the Adult Immunization
Standards of Practice.
Interviewees were limited to individuals who had worked with the health department for at least a one-year period and who had administered immunizations
, coordinated and performed the tracking program, direct supervisors of the immunization
program, and clerical support personnel.
By way of the Surescripts network, it will be easier for Rite Aid pharmacists to provide much-needed care delivery information, such as immunizations
, to other members of a patient's health care team.