Flintshire Local Health Board's Immunisation
Team, Hayley Flack and Leigh Pusey, are organising the week.
The UAE Ministry of Health launched the National Immunisation
Programme model on its new website at the Arab Health Exhibition on Monday.
An 80 percent immunisation
coverage rate gives us a baseline to work from.
Dr Aizel Din Ibrahim, Head of the Preventive Medicine Section in Public Health and Safety Department, Health Policy and Strategy Sector explained that the policy will help the authority gauge the actual coverage of immunisation
3] Missed opportunities were found in all studies except one, with an overall median of 32% of children and women of childbearing age having had missed immunisation
The ceremony highlighted the importance of the immunisation
programme since it has a positive impact on individuals and community members.
The authorised clinics and facilities as per this policy are known as Eo vaccine qualified clinicsEo (VQCs), All hospitals across the emirate are mandated to implement a uniform immunisation
reporting and recording system.
The pack - which parents can request from their nurse at immunisation
- includes a post-immunisation
guide and bravery stickers for their child.
Under the national immunisation
programme the UAE offers vaccination for diseases like polio (though the UAE is polio-free), hepatitis-B, tetanus and measles.
Ironically, the fact that immunisation
has made many infectious diseases rare or almost unheard of can lead to the opinion among parents that vaccines are no longer necessary.
Launching a new immunisation
booklet at the Newtown Medical Centre in Wellington last month, Health Minister Tony Ryall said immunisation
of two-year-olds had reached record levels, with just over 88 percent fully immunised, up from 73 percent in 2007.
These findings, which highlight the need for further vaccine coverage, coincide with several new studies demonstrating the benefits of immunisation