Good news is the epidemic of mumps is better controlled in Washington where the medical stuff is preoccupied of increasing immunization in children. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual National Immunization Survey shows that Washington takes proper care of their children’s immune system being prepared with the right vaccines.
The increased rates of the immunization were evaluated by the state, and it was revealed that nine out of ten vaccines were effective. Nevertheless, the state also managed to surpass the target of almost 73% of children who have completed their series of childhood vaccines. The CDC’s survey has proved that this rate increased to 77% percent this year.
Dr. Kathy Lofy, who is the State Health Officer has stated that medical staff is glad to see that more and more parents are taking care of the immune system of their children, making sure they are safe. Due to these vaccines, the immunization is increased.
Another medical achievement is represented by the increasing number of children who have vaccinated against measles, rubella, and mumps. The survey has demonstrated that the figures rose to 95%, being the highest number ever registered. This type of vaccine is called MMR and is bound to avoid infestations with dangerous viruses which could affect the immune system.
The Childhood Vaccine Program is prone to provide free vaccination for all children under the age of 19. This is a great advantage for those parents who are worried by their children’s state of health. Some medical personnel may require some cost covering.
Strict measures were also taken in Qatar where the Ministry of Public Health began training medical personnel to conduct a campaign of immunization with MMR vaccines starting from October 17 up until November 14. Their campaign is mainly carried out for those children with ages between 1 and 13 years old. The workshop meant to train the medical care staff had 255 members concerned with the current immunization problem.
Sheikh Dr. Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani has stated that this vaccination campaign offers them the best chance to protect their children against these severe viruses. He also hopes for the eradication of these illnesses will soon approach, because the rates of infection with rubella, mumps or measles are significantly dropping.
Would you sign up for this campaign and let your child have the complete series of childhood vaccines?
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