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UNICEF Launches New Social Media Campaign Declaring #VaccinesWork

U.N. News: ‘Vaccines are safe’ and save lives, UNICEF declares, launching new #VaccinesWork campaign “Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that ‘vaccines are safe, and they save lives.’ To inspire…

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Decline In Measles Vaccine Coverage Contributes To Global Resurgence, Experts Say

NIH: Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease “In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the virus was seen in this country for more than 12 months. Today, however, the United States and many…

Global Health Policymakers Must Prioritize Adult Immunization, Life-Course Vaccination To Ensure Healthy Aging

STAT: Life-course vaccination can protect adults from infectious disease Lois Privor-Dumm, director of policy, advocacy, and communications for the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “…To prevent unnecessary deaths and improve public health, the U.S. and other countries need to take more seriously the…

UNICEF Launches Global Campaign To Spread Awareness Of, Show Support For Vaccines

UNICEF: UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign to inspire support for vaccines “UNICEF is launching a new global campaign on 24 April to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users. The campaign will run alongside World Immunization Week from 24 to 30 April to spread…

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GSK, Partners To Begin Pilot Program For Malaria Vaccine In Africa This Month; Sanaria Experimental Malaria Vaccine To Begin Large Trial On African Island In 2020

Bloomberg: Malaria Vaccine Took 30 Years. It’s Still a Work in Progress “After more than three decades of work and almost $1 billion of investment, GlaxoSmithKline Plc and its partners are ready to deploy a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that kills almost half a million people each year.…