Are Informal service providers an impediment to full immunization coverage?

The informal service providers including the herbalist, traditional birth attendants, village doctors and informal health centers among others are very much ignored yet their impact on full immunization coverage and safe deliveries is dire.Missed opportunities and barriers to vaccination limit progress toward achieving high immunization coverage and other global immunization goals. Little is known about …

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Samire koshariz

Immunization a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between two and three million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations according to the WHO, but let’s face it saves lives.

child being vaccinated againist polio

 A child being vaccinated against polio.

Which Immunizations Children Need?

Because proof of immunization is often a prerequisite for enrollment in school or day care, it is important to keep your children up to date on their vaccines. The benefit of doing so is that your children will be protected from diseases that could cause them serious health problems.

The recommended immunizations for children 0-6 years of age include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Influenza
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Poliovirus
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Meningococcal (for certain…

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