Reference : Increasing coverage and efficiency of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and introdu...
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Human health sciences : Immunology & infectious disease
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1384
Increasing coverage and efficiency of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and introducing universal varicella vaccination in Europe : A role for the combined vaccine
English
Vesikari, Timo [University of Tampere, Finland > > > >]
Sadzot-Delvaux, Catherine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la vie > Virologie et immunologie > > >]
Rentier, Bernard mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la vie > Virologie - Immunologie > >]
Gershon, Anne [Columbia University, New York, NY, USA > > > > > >]
Jul-2007
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
26
7
632-638
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0891-3668
Philadelphia
[en] varicella ; universal mass vaccination ; NMRV
[en] Universal mass vaccination according to a 2-dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine schedule is recommended by the World Health Organization and is fundamental to the control of these important diseases. Very high coverage (first dose, >= 95%; second dose, >= 80%) is necessary to achieve and sustain high population immunity, and eventually interrupt indigenous transmission of these diseases. In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued a recommendation for 2 doses of varicella vaccine to be given universally to children. Coadministration of MMR and varicella vaccines, though efficacious and well tolerated, can be difficult because of the 2 separate injections and associated compliance issues. In addition to the general advantages of a combined vaccine, recently registered measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccines could facilitate introduction of varicella universal mass vaccination by simplifying administration and providing the potential to achieve high coverage rates for these 4 diseases.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1384

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