WHO Vaccine Preventable Diseases Monitoring System collects data on immunization coverage and incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Disease incidence is included for: polio, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, tetanus, and yellow fever. Data are also included for the number of tetanus cases occurring among infants less than 28 days of age. Percent of immunization coverage is included for those receiving a dose of BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin), a third dose of diphtheria toxoid, a third dose of tetanus toxoid, a third dose of pertussis vaccine, one dose of measles vaccine, a third dose of hepatitis type B vaccine, a third dose of haemophilus influenza type B vaccine, a third dose of polio vaccine, and one dose of yellow fever vaccine. Also included is coverage among pregnant women (or, according to National policy, women of childbearing age) receiving a second (or additional) dose of tetanus toxoid.
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WHO: information on vaccine-preventable diseases
WHO site offers a description of diseases, facts sheets and recommended surveillance standards as well as extended hyper links to other resources.
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UNICEF global statistical data on mortality, immunisation, water and sanitation, nutrition, reproductive health and education
This website is good resource, offering health professionals an opportunity to understand the context of asylum seekers health from their country of origin. Indexed by country.
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MMR: the facts
Produced by the NHS.
Available in English, Somali, Chinese, Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Gujarati and Punjabi.
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NHS: A guide to childhood immunisations
The guide can be downloaded in 19 languages, including Pashto, Farsi, Kurdish, Albanian, French and Somali. Includes information on schedules, BCG and MMR.
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Global vaccine news
The global alliance for vaccines and immunisation (GAVI)offers up-to-date information on latest global research.
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Vaccine Resource Library
A comprehensive library of immunization resources.
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WHO: vaccine preventable diseases monitoring system
WHO and UNICEF have reviewed data available on national immunization coverage. This site offers statistical information on national immunisation programmes and coverage on a country by country basis.
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NHS: Immunization Schedules
This NHS leaflet which details how and which vaccines are given to different age groups in England is available in 13 languages, including Albanian, Portuguese, Arabic, Somali, French, Spanish, Greek, Tamil, Kurdish, Turkish, Pashto, Vietnamese, Polish.
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Immunization Action Coalition
The site offers immunization information in 32 languages.
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Child and Youth Health
Aimed at children but useful for all; includes sections on: Immunization - Vaccination - Injection; About immunization; What happens?
What some kids said about immunization; Did you know?; Travel immunizations.
Go to 'Kids Health and then to 'I' in topic menu and click on 'Immunizations'.
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