WHO raises concerns over ef­fec­tive im­mu­niza­tion

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Who News -

Laud­ing ef­forts be­ing made by coun­tries to save more and more lives through im­mu­niza­tion, in­clud­ing dur­ing pub­lic health emer­gen­cies, World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) re­cently called for fur­ther ac­cel­er­at­ing ef­forts to reach the nearly five mil­lion un­vac­ci­nated chil­dren in WHO South-East Asia Re­gion. The WHO South-East Asia Re­gion records about 37 mil­lion births ev­ery year, of them over 88 per cent chil­dren are now get­ting three doses of diph­the­ria, per­tus­sis and tetanus (DPT) vac­cines an­nu­ally, an in­di­ca­tor of ba­sic vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age. Ac­cord­ing to WHO, in­ten­si­fied ef­forts need to be en­hanced and sus­tained as a re­gion free of vac­cine-pre­ventable dis­eases needs to be achieved, where all coun­tries pro­vide eq­ui­table ac­cess to high-qual­ity, safe, ef­fi­ca­cious, af­ford­able vac­cines and im­mu­niza­tion ser­vices through­out the life-course.

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