Globally, pneumonia remains the most deadly disease for children younger than five. Yet with a combination of vaccination efforts and treatment with antibiotics, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) calls pneumonia “one of the most solvable problems in global health.”
A worldwide program to eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, (GPEI) began in 1988. Since then polio has steadily disappeared from countries around the world, leaving only four with endemic polio by 2006: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
The History of Vaccines is pleased to announce that the launch event lecture by Dr. Plotkin will be webcast live on November 3 at 6:30 pm Eastern time.
Meeting in Atlanta, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on October 27 for new recommendations regarding Tdap vaccination.