What are the most important vaccinations to get?
Measles vaccination rates are rising in Germany but so is the number of annual infections. Unvaccinated children can be kept out of school and day care to prevent an outbreak of the disease.
Donors pledged $7.5 billion to the global vaccine alliance GAVI in 2015 to immunize millions of people worldwide. Ahead of a review conference in December, GAVI says its on track. But challenges remain.
Health experts fear that a drop in immunization rates amid an ongoing dengue vaccine controversy could jeopardize other government vaccination programs and trigger epidemics in the Philippines. Ana P. Santos reports.
Measles infections have skyrocketed in Europe with 15 countries reporting large outbreaks in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.
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