Despite Progress, Immunization of African Children Falling Short

Monday, March 25, 2013

Researchers say that despite progress immunizing African children against disease, vaccination efforts are falling far short of what’s needed. They warn that vaccine supply and cost need urgent attention.

University of Cape Town researchers say there are “failures within the immunization system.”

“Well, there’s a very wide range if you look at African countries in terms of performance of immunization programs. Some are doing very well and others are doing very badly. So this disparity is a very big concern,” said Shingai Machingaidze, associate researcher at the university’s Vaccines for Africa Initiative.

Source: Ecology Global Network (link opens in a new window)

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