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Anithasree Athiyaman, Tosin Ajayi, Faith Mutuku, Fredrick Luwaga, Sarah Bryer, Omotayo Giwa, Shadrack Mngemane, Nnang Nadege Edwige, Leslie Berman
In this article, leveraging the key actions for sustainable global immunization progress as a framework, we spotlight examples of strategies used by five countries—Cambodia, Cameroon, Kenya,...
Holly A. Hill, Michael Chen, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, David Yankey, James A. Singleton
Vaccination coverage among young children has remained high and stable for most vaccines, although disparities persist. The National Immunization Survey–Child identified no decline overall in...
Iván Arroyave, Lucero Sangster-Carrasco, Carolina Mendez-Guerra, Claudia Silva-Perez, Ali Al-Kassab-Córdova
This study aims at identifying the associated factors and assessing the inequalities of full vaccination coverage (FVC) among Peruvian infants aged 12-23 months during the COVID-19 pandemic in a...
Jean-Marc Sabatier, Esmaeil Mehraeen, Abolfath Keshavarzpoor Lonbar, Nazanin Janfaza, Sara Mahdiabadi, Alireza Shojaei, Parsa Mohammadi, Farzin Vahedi, Omid Dadras, Ahmadreza Shamsabadi, Tayebeh Noori, Seyed Peyman Mirghaderi, Sanam Alilou, Hengameh Mojdeganlou, Amirali Karimi, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi
Scientists and healthcare workers have expressed their concerns on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination coverage in children and adolescents. Therefore, we aimed to systematically...
Adriana Guzmán-Holst, Thatiana de Jesus Pereira Pinto, Ingrid Leal, María M. Castrejon
Globally, an estimated 23 million children missed vaccination in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This article analyzes vaccination coverage trends and catch-up...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Ces recommandations sur l’utilisation des vaccins anti-PVH ont été émises par le Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination (SAGE) de l’OMS lors de sa réunion d’avril...
JSI Research & Training Institute
JSI’s Universal Immunization through Improving Family Health Services (UI-FHS) project in Ethiopia, published in the journal Global Health: Science and Practice. The project used innovative...
Lokesh Sharma Bhrigu Kapuria Snehil Singh Ginisha Gupta
Effective immunization supply chain (iSC) is crucial for safe and timely transport of potent vaccines to the beneficiary. India’s iSC, with a network of ~29,000 cold chain points (CCP), measures...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Le présent document remplace la précédente note de synthèse sur les vaccins anti-hépatite A, publiée par l’OMS en 2012. Il contient des recommandations sur l’utilisation hors indications de...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This document replaces the 2012 WHO position paper on hepatitis A vaccines. It contains off-label recommendations.
Lokesh Sharma, Snehil K Singh, Ranjit Dhiman
The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 is a threat to various routine healthcare services. India’s routine immunization (RI) campaign is one of largest ever known. In this review, we discuss the...
Ghanashyam Sethy, Lokesh Sharma, Tedla Damte, Antoinette Eleonore Ba, Patrick Omar Nicks
Objectives: To establish the impact of ‘‘Covid-19 Vaccination express” (CVE) on vaccine uptake in Malawi. Design: Retrospective cross-sectional study to compare the daily vaccine...
This article proposes a framework for making evidenced-based decisions on the introduction of new and underutilized vaccines. It also highlights the experience of rubella and CRS elimination in the...
This paper describes the experience in the Netherlands in developing a framework for assessing whether a vaccination should be included in the National Immunization Programme (NIP). Bearing in mind...
Lidia Kuznetsova, Giorgio Cortassa, Antoni Trilla
There is a lack of comprehensive and systematic data and evidence regarding the effectiveness of mandatory and incentive-based vaccination schemes. The results of such programs in some countries have...
Adriana Alminana, Amare Bayeh, Daniel Girma, Natasha Kanagat, Lisa Oot, Wendy Prosser, Belayneh Dagnew, Disha Ali
Strengthening data use and quality is critical to achieving high, equitable immunization coverage. One approach that is being increasingly recognized as effective in improving data use and quality is...
Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium
The Consortium aims to deliver a more sustainable, efficent, and transparent approach to generating disease burden and vaccine impact estimates. It works on aggregating the estimates across a...
Luisa N Borrell, Denis Nash, Chloe A Teasdale, Michael L Rinke, Rebecca Zimba, Yanhan Shen, Spencer Kimball, Sarah Kulkarni, Madhura Rane, Sasha A Fleary
The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased uptake of pediatric preventive care, including immunizations. This study estimates the prevalence of missed pediatric routine medical visits and vaccinations over...
Ed Wilson Rodrigues Vieira, Ana Carolina Micheletti Gomide Nogueira de Sá, Tércia Moreira Ribeiro Da Silva, Fernanda Penido Matozinhos, Ana Paula Sayuri Sato, Mark Anthony Beinner, Mery Natali Silva Abreu
This study aims at analyzing the number of applied HPV vaccine doses before (from April 2019 to March 2020) and after (from April 2020 to September 2020) social distancing measures in response to the...
Sreshta Mukhi, Bernie Endyarni Medise
Pandemi Covid-19 sangat memengaruhi pelayanan imunisasi di seluruh dunia. Tenaga kesehatan dialihkan untuk pelayanan Covid-19 dan orangtua merasa takut membawa anaknya untuk imunisasi ke fasilitas...
A case study that demonstrates the importance of health inequality monitoring for equity-oriented policies, programmes and practices.
Anita Faccini Lied, Fabiano Rossini Junior, Guilherme Silveira Procianoy, Luís Fernando Pagliaro Probst Jung, Maria Cláudia Schardosim Cotta de Souza
This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the vaccination numbers for immunization geared toward individuals under 12 months of age in Brazil. This study analyzed the...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Le présent document remplace la note de synthèse de 2016 de l’OMS relative au premier vaccin homologué contre la dengue, le CYD-TDV. En novembre 2017, les résultats d’une analyse...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Cette note de synthèse actualisée sur les vaccins contre l’encéphalite japonaise (EJ) remplace la note de 2006 résumant la position de l’OMS sur le même sujet; elle renferme...
Amadou Sow, Modou Gueye, Djibril Boiro, Ousmane Ndiaye, Amadou Lamine Fall, Papa Moctar Faye, Idrissa Demba Ba , Abou Ba
La pandémie COVID-19 a poussé le monde à mettre en œuvre des méthodes de prévention drastiques basées sur la limitation des mouvements des populations ayant un impact sur les politiques de...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Conformément à son mandat, qui prévoit qu’elle conseille les États Membres en matière de politique sanitaire, l’OMS publie une série de notes de synthèse régulièrement mises à jour sur...
World Health Organization (WHO)
In accordance with its mandate to provide guidance to Member States on health policy matters, WHO issues a series of regularly updated position papers on vaccines and combinations of vaccines against...
Simon Burton, Partho Roy, Norman K. Fry, David Litt, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Elise Tessier, Helen Campbell, Sonia Ribeiro, Yuma Rai
In March 2020, England went into its first lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions eased temporarily, followed by second and third waves in October 2020 and January 2021. Recent...
Emmanuelle Billon-Denis, Jean-Nicolas Tournier
La COVID-19 est une infection pandémique émergente dont l’importante capacité à se propager dans une population dénuée d’immunité n’est plus à prouver. La première réponse des États...
Kumar S, Lennon P, Muller N, et al.
Preventing vaccine freezing is one of the biggest challenges in vaccine management. Until 2018, vaccine carriers used in the immunization program lacked features to prevent vaccine freezing....
Aziz Sheikh, Cheryl Gibbons, Fiona McQuaid, Helen Bedford, J. Claire Cameron, Partho Roy, Rachel Mulholland, Ting Shi, Utkarsh Agrawal, Yuma Sangpang Rai
In 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown control measures threatened to disrupt routine childhood immunisation programmes with early reports suggesting uptake would fall. In response,...
Jonathan F. Mosser, Kate Causey
In the final months of 2021, deaths due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) surpassed 5 million globally. Available data suggest that even this staggering figure may be a substantial...
Li Li, Lingsheng Cao, Ning Wen, Wenzhou Yu, Xiaoxue Liu, Yifan Song, Lei Cao, Lance Rodewald, Jing Wu, Jiakai Ye
In the early stages of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic in China, the highest level of public health emergency response (Level 1 Response) was launched in all province-level...
Giovanni Rezza, Francesco Paolo Maraglino, Andrea Silenzi, Andrea Siddu, Carlo Signorelli, Anna Odone, Michela Sabbatucci
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected national healthcare systems worldwide, with around 282 million cumulative confirmed cases reported in over 220 countries and territories as of the end of 2021. The...
Anna Larson, Rachel Mitrovich, Alexandra Bhatti, Ava Skolnik
Routine vaccination has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 37% of countries reporting continuing disruptions to vaccination services into 2021. In the face of these disruptions,...
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)
Parmi les cibles fixées dans le Plan d’action mondial pour les vaccins 2011-2020 figurait l’élimination de la rubéole dans 5 des 6 Régions de l’OMS à l’horizon 2020, et l’OMS...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011–2020 included a target to achieve elimination of rubella in at least 5 of the 6 WHO regions by 2020, and WHO recommends capitalizing on the accelerated measles...
Luthfi Azizatunnisa, Utsamani Cintyamena, Vinod Bura, Asik Surya, Hariadi Wibisono, Riris Andono Ahmad, Yodi Mahendradhata
Ensuring the high coverage of immunization and high performance of surveillance are essential to maintaining the Indonesia’s polio-free status. However, the negative impact of the pandemic on the...
Wesler Lambert, Prince F Varney, Moses B Aron, Michael R Law, Melino Ndayizigiye, Jean-Claude Mugunga, Isabel R Fulcher, Emma J Boley, Emilia Connolly, Donald Luke Fejfar, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier
This research examines changes in vaccination of children younger than 1 year during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic (March 2020–August 2021) in Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia and Malawi.
Shoshanna Goldin, Shalini Desai, Nicole Devereaux, Nancy Hood, Karan Rai, Celine Bennett, Bruce Struminger, Ann Lindstrand, Ana Carolina Barbosa de Lima, Alex Pascutto, Aleksandra Caric
To support the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization and its partners developed an interactive virtual learning initiative through which vaccination stakeholders could...
Robin Kobbe, Marta Gacic-Dobo, M. Carolina Danovaro-Holliday, Laure B. Dumolard, Jan Grevendonk, Daniel Lüdecke, Cornelius Rau, Brenton M. Wiernik
Analyzing immunization coverage data is crucial to guide decision-making in national immunization programs and monitor global initiatives such as the Immunization Agenda 2030. We aimed to assess the...
Ying Han, Xuwen Wang, Tingting Cui, Shixin Xiu, Qiang Wang, Naiyang Shi, Minqi Liu, Liuqing Yang, Leesa Lin, Jinxin Huang, Hui Jin, Bing Lu
This study aimed to examine childhood vaccination delay, explore the association between vaccination delay and parental vaccine hesitancy, and assess childhood vaccination delays during the...
Ruth Bechtel, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU, Graça Matsinhe, Gabriel Joao, Bvudzai Priscilla Magadzire
Objective Missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) are a significant contributor to low vaccination coverage. To better understand the magnitude and underlying causes of MOV among children aged...
Mohit Sharma, Snehil Singh, Lokesh Sharma, Manish Dwiwedi, Deepika Agarwal , Gajendra Gupta, Ranjit Dhiman
The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 is a threat to various routine healthcare services. India’s routine immunization (RI) campaign is one of largest ever known. In this review, we discuss the...
Kaja Abbas, Vittal Mogasale
In The Lancet, Kate Causey and colleagues report their estimates of the disruptions to routine childhood immunisation coverage for the third-dose diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine and...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This FAQ document is to be read alongside the NIS Guidelines. The aim is to update this periodically as additional questions come up from countries using the new guidelines and sharing their...
Mira Johri, Sunil Rajpal, S V Subramanian
Reaching zero-dose children (infants who receive no routine vaccinations) is a global strategic priority. We studied zero-dose children in India over 24 years to clarify aggregate trends and the...
Regina E. Oladokun, Nguavese Torbunde, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Morenike O. Folayan, Modupe Coker, Ian C. Michelow
Zero to 19 year-old children in sub-Saharan Africa bear a disproportionate proportion of the global burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Significant public health gains have been...
Yoann Nedelec, Xi Li, Sebastien Antoni, Sarah Hauryski, Minal Patel, Meredith G. Dixon, Matt Ferrari, Cynthia Hatcher, Brian Lambert, Allison Portnoy
Annual reported measles incidence decreased globally during 2000–2016, increased in all regions during 2017–2019, then decreased in 2020. Measles surveillance, already suboptimal, worsened in...
Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Suleman Rana, Muhammad Salman, Massab Umair, Aamer Ikram
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted routine childhood immunization coverage for many vaccine-preventable diseases at the global, regional and national levels. In Pakistan, more than 40 million...
Gloria Ikilezi, Angela E Micah, Steven D Bachmeier, Ian E Cogswell, Emilie R Maddison, Hayley N Stutzman, Golsum Tsakalos, Logan Brenzel, Joseph L Dieleman
Childhood immunisation is one of the most cost-effective health interventions. However, despite its known value, global access to vaccines remains far from complete. Although supply-side constraints...
Magdalena Bastías, Iván Brstilo, Cecilia González
En marzo 2020, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) hizo un llamado a mantener la vacunación programática siempre que se pudieran garantizar condiciones seguras frente a la circulación...
Public Health England
This series of reports presents an assessment of the extent of COVID-19-related impact on childhood vaccinations based on both (a) aggregated vaccine counts of dose 1 Hexavalent and dose 1 MMR...
Young June Choe, Seon Ju Kim, Jeong Hee Yu, Jae Young Lee, Hang jin Jeong, Eun Hwa Choi, En Hi Cho
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage may decline due to limited accessibility to healthcare. This study assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination coverage and the...
R Wong, D Wanyana, D Hakizimana
The objective of this study is to assess the change in the utilization of maternal and child health (MCH) services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Zinie Abita Mengie, Semahegn Tilahun Wassie, Desalegn Girma Mamo Ser, Aychew Kassie Gidafie, Alemnew Wale Tegegne
This study aims to assess the challenge and status of immunization during COVID-19 and associated factors among children aged 10– 23 months south Nation Nationality and People Region Ethiopia.
Anita Shet, Baldeep Dhaliwal, Preetika Banerjee, Kelly Carr, Andrea DeLuca, Carl Britto, Rajeev Seth, Bakul Parekh, GV Basavaraj, Piyush Gupta, Digant Shastri
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions to routine immunization programs in India and around the world, setting the stage for potentially serious outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This...
Ranee Seither, Michael T. McGill, Jennifer L. Kriss, Jenelle L. Mellerson, Caitlin Loretan, Kendra Driver, Cynthia L. Knighton, Carla L. Black
Figures Figure 1 Figure 2 Table References Related Materials PDF pdf icon[182K] State and local school vaccination requirements serve to protect students against vaccine-preventable diseases...
F.A. Moraga-Llop, M. Fernández-Prada, A.M. Grande-Tejada, L.I. Martínez-Alcorta, D. Moreno-Pérez, J.J. Pérez-Martín
This article discusses some aspects of the recovery of vaccination coverage in Spain for different groups: children, adolescents and adults, and patients at risk and in special situations.
Zinet Abegaz Asfaw, Sisay Gedamu Addis
Disturbances are occurring in healthcare, trade, and travel, with countries closing off their borders due to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in the world. The pandemic has its...
Marit Middeldorp, Alies van Lier, Nicoline van der Maas, Irene Veldhuijzen, Wieke Freudenburg, Nina M. van Sorge, Elisabeth A.M. Sanders, Mirjam J. Knola, Hester E. de Melkera
This study aimed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and participation in the routine infant vaccination programme in the...
Ruth Burns, Lorna J Willocks, Linda Kerr, Jessica Miller, Anna A Jarchow-MacDonald
Vaccination teams all over the world grew concerned about how to ensure stable childhood immunisation rates once local COVID-19 outbreaks turned into national outbreaks. Childhood immunisation team...
Zhiyuan Hou, Suhang Song, Fanxing Du, Lu Shi, Donglan Zhang, Leesa Lin, Hongjie Yu
The goal of this study was to assess the change in children’s and adolescents’ prevention and vaccination behaviors amid China’s COVID-19 epidemic.
Marhami Fahriani, Samsul Anwar, Amanda Yufika, Bakhtiar Bakhtiar, Elly Wardani, Wira Winardi, Kaitlyn B. Akel, Abram L. Wagner, Harapan Harapan
The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of childhood vaccination disruption and to determine the predictors of delaying childhood vaccinations during the coronavirus disease ...
Misbahud Din, Mohammad Ali, Mudassir Khan, Abdul Waris, Sana Ullah, Muhammad Kashif, Sidra Rahman, Muhammad Ali
Like the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic could be regarded as a child-rights crisis because it could have life-threatening impact over children, who need immunization, now and in the long-term....
Danilo Buonsenso, Bianca Cinicola, Memenatu Ngaima Kallon, Francesco Iodice
Since COVID-19 in the pediatric population is infrequently severe, the indirect costs of the pandemic, related to the measures implemented to deal with the spread of the virus, can be worse than the...
Angela Bechini, Giuseppe Garamella, Barbara Giammarco, Beatrice Zanella, Valdo Flori, Paolo Bonanni, Sara Boccalini
The COVID-19 global pandemic is having a widespread impact on medical care. A general reduction, in routine vaccination activities, could occur. In Tuscany (Central Italy), paediatricians (in...
Mohammed Alsuhaibani, Aqeel Alaqeel
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting national and international public health. Routine childhood immunization may be adversely affected by COVID-19 mitigation measures. We aimed to identify the...
Abdulkarim A. Alrabiaah, Ahmed H. Alshaer, Stephanie Mae C. Estrella, Kathrine Ann S. Inclan, Hadeel A. Aljammaz, Khalid M. Almoosa, Nawaf F. Alshuraym, Mohamad-Hani A. Temsah, Fahad M. Alsohime, Sara S. Alsubaie, Elham E. Bukhari, Ali M. Somily, Fahad A. Alzamil
The present study was conducted to determine whether theCOVID-19 pandemic control measures have affected vaccine coverage rates at the main university hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Zain Almokhaizeem, Yosor Alqudeimat, Waleed Almansouri, Sayed Alzalzalah, Saba Altamimi, Heba Alfouzan, Deema Alenezi, Bedour AlHajri, Ali H. Ziyab
This letter reports results of an online survey disseminated to adults living in Kuwait between August 26 and September 1, 2020. The survey collected information on parents’ willingness to...
João Guilherme Alves, José Natal Figueiroa, Marcelo Luis Urquia
Objective: To examine recent vaccination trends among Brazilian children during their first year of life, and the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on these...
Kavita Singh, Hannah Silverstein, Gustavo Angeles, Elizabeth Simmons, Jamiru Mpiima
Using information available through routine health information systems, Data for Impact (D4I) assessed the effects of COVID-19 on health service use in Uganda more than a year into the pandemic. The...
Gustavo Angeles, Hannah Silverstein, Matthew Worges, David Hotchkiss, Janna Wisniewski
Using information available through routine health information systems (RHIS), Data for Impact (D4I) assessed the effects of COVID-19 on health service use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
Shokouh Makvandi-Nejad, Jan-Magnus Økland, Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Kjell Arne Johansson
Reducing Childhood Immunization to Scale Up COVID-19 Immunization in Low- and Lower Middle-Income Countries: Impact on Under-Five Mortality
Hannah Sella, Ali Assi, S. Michelle Driedger, Ève Dubé, Arnaud Gagneur, Samantha B. Meyer, Joan Robinson, Manish Sadarangani, Matthew Tunis, Shannon E. MacDonald
In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many routine health services, placed additional strain on the health care system, and resulted in many Canadians being either unable or unwilling to...
Abdullah Saleh Al-Nafeesah, Abdullah Saleh Aldamigh, Basel Abdulrahman Almansoor, Osama Al-Wutayd, Ashwaq Ahmed AlE'ed
This study aimed to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on parents' behaviour towards their children's scheduled vaccinations. This web-based cross-sectional study recruited 1,143...
Akinola Ayoola Fatiregun, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Lassané Kaboré, Modupeola Dosumu, Elvis Isere, Itse Olaoye, Francis Adegoke Akanbiemu, Yetunde Olagbuji, Rosemary Onyibe, Kofi Boateng, Richard Banda, Fiona Braka
Background Despite efforts to improve childhood immunization coverage in Nigeria, coverage has remained below the national acceptable level. In December 2019, we conducted an assessment of Missed...
Bob Pond, Abebe Bekele, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Habtamu Teklie, Theodros Getachew
Coverage with the third dose of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus-containing vaccine (DPT3) is a widely used measure of the performance of routine immunization systems. Since 2015, data reported by...
Sanjeet Bagcchi
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted measles immunisation in Africa, increasing risk of outbreaks among children in some countries. Sanjeet Bagcchi reports.
Christina Banks, Allison Portnoy, Flavia Moi, Laura Boonstoppel , Logan Brenzel, Stephen C. Resch
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted immunization services critical to the prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases in many low- and middle- income countries around the world. These services will...
Leena R Baghdadi, Marwah M Hassounah, Afnan Younis, Hessah I Al Suwaidan, Reem Al Khalifah
This study compared the most used sources of information by caregivers for scheduled childhood vaccination in Saudi Arabia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and examined the effect of this...
Lina Schollin Ask, Asli Kulane, Tiia Lepp, Madelene Danielsson, Bernice Aronsson, Kathy Falkenstein Hagander
Routine immunisation programmes are at risk of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to investigate the resilience of the Swedish national immunisation programme for children up...
USAID, Data for Impact
Using information available through routine health information systems (RHIS), Data for Impact (D4I) assessed the effects of COVID-19 on health service use in Bangladesh more than a year into the...
Katy Am Gaythorpe, Kaja Abbas, John Huber, Andromachi Karachaliou, Niket Thakkar, Kim Woodruff, Xiang Li, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Matthew Ferrari, Michael L Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, T Alex Perkins, Caroline Trotter, Mark Jit
Childhood immunisation services have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO recommends considering outbreak risk using epidemiological criteria when deciding whether to conduct preventive...
Brynley P Hull, Alexandra J Hendry, Aditi Dey, Kerin Bryant, Catherine Radkowski, Stephen Pellissier, Kristine Macartney, Frank H Beard
This studies compares vaccination activity in Victoria in 2019 and 2020 by analysing de-identified Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) surveillance data.
Mariana Poppe, Bárbara Aguiar, Rodrigo Sousa, Paulo Oom
The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for healthcare services and has led to changes in the usage pattern of the pediatric population. This article aims to describe the impact of...
Shohel Rana, Rashed Shah, Sabbir Ahmed, Golam Mothabbir
After the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in March, 2020, child health service delivery and use declined in rural remote communities in Bangladesh. We retrieved annual data for 2019 and 2020 from...
Shirin Heidari, David N Durrheim, Ruth Faden, Sonali Kochhar, Noni MacDonald, Folake Olayinka, Tracey S Goodman
This article provides a critical review of the role of sex and gender dimensions from vaccine development to delivery. It offers six recommended actions for incorporating an intersectional gender...
Vandana Gurnani, Pritu Dhalaria, Prem Singh, Pradeep Haldar, Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, Gopal Krishna Soni, Ayushi Agarwal, Apurva Rastogi, Amrita Kumari
Despite the concerted efforts of the central and state governments and other immunization stakeholders, full immunization rates in India remains low. This paper outlines the findings of a...
Abubakar Nasiru Galadima, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Salmiah Md Said, Norliza Ahmad
Vaccine preventable diseases are still the most common cause of childhood mortality, with an estimated 3 million deaths every year, mainly in Africa and Asia. An estimate of 29% deaths among children...
Marcela F. Pasetti, C. Mary Healy
Vaccination during pregnancy powerfully leverages maternal adaptive immunity for protection of both mothers and infants against infectious organisms that threaten their life and wellbeing. A series...
Olalekan A. Uthman, Duduzile Ndwandwe, Muhammed M. B. Uthman, Sanni Yaya, Charles S. Wiysonge
Africa was certified polio-free in 2020 and to maintain the polio-free status, African countries need to attain and maintain optimal routine polio vaccination coverage. One indicator for optimal...
GBD 2020, Release 1, Vaccine Coverage Collaborators
Measuring routine childhood vaccination is crucial to inform global vaccine policies and programme implementation, and to track progress towards targets set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP)...
Kate Causey, Nancy Fullman, Reed J D Sorensen, Natalie C Galles, Peng Zheng, Aleksandr Aravkin, M Carolina Danovaro-Holliday, Ramon Martinez-Piedra, Samir V Sodha, Martha Patricia Velandia-González, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Emma Castro, Jiawei He, Megan Schipp, Amanda Deen, Simon I Hay, Stephen S Lim, Jonathan F Mosser
The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission substantially affected health services worldwide. To better understand the impact of the pandemic on childhood routine...
Chukwudi A. Nnaji, Charles Shey Wiysonge, Maia Lesosky, Hassan Mahomed, Duduzile Ndwandwe
Despite South Africa’s substantial investments in and efforts at ensuring universal access to immunisation services, progress has stalled and remains suboptimal across provinces and districts. An...
C. Heneghan, J. Brassey, T. Jefferson
Background Vaccines are highly effective for preventing a range of childhood infections. However, there have been concerns about an alarming decline in vaccinations in 2020 due to the COVID-19...
Radhika Jain, Ambika Chopra , Camille Falézan, Mustufa Patel, Pascaline Dupas
Introduction: Governments around the world suspended immunization outreach to control COVID-19 spread. Many have since resumed services with an emphasis on catch-up vaccinations. This paper...
Elena Chiappini, Sara Parigi, Luisa Galli, Amelia Licari, Ilaria Brambilla, Maria Angela Tosca, Giorgio Ciprandi, Gianluigi Marseglia
Aim: To document the decline in vaccination coverage in the first months of 2020 as an indirect effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: We performed a literature review in medical databases....
Fernando Torres, Paula Domínguez, M Eugenia Aruanno, M Julia Macherett, Eliana S Nocent, Lucía Risoli, Magdalena Sasso, Carmen Cabello, María N Seoane
Introduction: The reduction in the number of visits to health care centers since the onset of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic may affect mandatory vaccination. Objective: To assess the impact of the...