Rubella


PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Strengthening routine immunization through measles-rubella elimination

Strengthening routine immunization through measles-rubella elimination

The 2016 mid-term review of the Global Measles-Rubella Strategic Plan 2012–20 for achieving measles-rubella elimination concluded that the full potential of strategies and activities to strengthen routine immunization (RI) service delivery had not been met. In December 2017, researchers contacted the World Health Organization (WHO) and partner agency immunization staff in all six WHO Regions who identified 23 countries working on measles or rubella elimination that have implemented examples of recommended activities to improve RI, adapted to their needs.

Authors: Biellik RJ and Orenstein WA
Journal Issue: 37
Journal Title: Vaccine
Journal Volume: 36
Publisher: Elsevier

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents TYPE: External Link Autism : responding to parents' questions and concerns about vaccines

Autism : responding to parents' questions and concerns about vaccines

Provides links to resources for parents regarding autism and the safety of measles-mumps rubella (MMR)  vaccine.

Corporate Authors: Immunization Action Coalition
Publisher: Immunization Action Coalition

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’

Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’

A solid majority of Americans believe vaccinating their children against measles, mumps and rubella has high preventive health benefits. But several groups – particularly parents of young children – are less convinced of the benefits and more concerned about the safety of the MMR vaccine.

Corporate Authors: Pew Research Center
Publisher: Pew Research Center

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Progress in Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2016

Progress in Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2016

During 2000-2016, rubella-containing vaccine was introduced in 53 countries, including 20 introductions after 2012. By December 2016, 152 (78%) of 194 countries were using the vaccine. These introductions and increased rubella vaccine coverage globally resulted in a decrease in reported rubella cases from 670,894 cases in 2000, to 94,277 cases in 2012, to 22,361 cases in 2016. Elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome was verified in the WHO Region of the Americas in 2015, and 33 (62%) of 53 countries in the European Region have now eliminated endemic rubella and congenital rubella syndrome.

Authors: Grant G et al.
Journal Issue: 45
Journal Title: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Journal Volume: 66
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies and determinants of susceptibility to rubella in a cohort of pregnant women in Canada, 2008–2011

Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies and determinants of susceptibility to rubella in a cohort of pregnant women in Canada, 2008–2011

This study was undertaken to estimate rubella susceptibility in a cohort of pregnant women in Canada and to identify associated socioeconomic and demographic factors.

Authors: Gilbert N et al.
Journal Issue: April 29, 2017
Journal Title: Vaccine
Publisher: Elsevier

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents, Adults TYPE: External Link What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?

What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?

Emphasizes that while vaccination programs have eliminated or significantly reduced many vaccine-preventable diseases, these diseases still exist and can once again become common and deadly if vaccination coverage does not continue at high levels.

Corporate Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents TYPE: External Link Autistic spectrum disorder : no causal relationship with vaccines

Autistic spectrum disorder : no causal relationship with vaccines

Reviews recent controversies surrounding immunizations and ASD (austic spectrum disorder).

Corporate Authors: Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee
Journal Issue: 5
Journal Title: Paediatrics & Child Health
Journal Volume: 12
Publisher: Canadian Paediatric Society

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Canadian Immunization Guide: Evergreen Edition

Canadian Immunization Guide: Evergreen Edition

Evergreen edition presents information on the immunizing agents available in Canada and their use in the prevention of communicable diseases.

Corporate Authors: National Advisory Committee on Immunization
Publisher: Public Health Agency of Canada

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Couverture vaccinale des enfants canadiens : points saillants de l'Enquête nationale sur la couverture vaccinale des enfants de 2013 (ENCVE)

Couverture vaccinale des enfants canadiens : points saillants de l'Enquête nationale sur la couverture vaccinale des enfants de 2013 (ENCVE)

L’Enquête nationale sur la couverture vaccinale des enfants (ENCVE) de 2013 constitue la plus grande enquête sur la couverture vaccinale nationale au Canada. Ses résultats indiquent que la majorité des enfants canadiens sont immunisés contre les maladies évitables par la vaccination, mais qu'on peut améliorer la situation en ce qui a trait aux doses de rappel.

Corporate Authors: Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada

PUBLISHED: 2016 CATEGORY: Les fournisseurs de soins TYPE: External Link Guide canadien d'immunisation : Edition évolutive

Guide canadien d'immunisation : Edition évolutive

Le présent Guide (édition évolutive) contient des renseignements sur les agents immunisants disponibles au Canada et sur leur utilisation en vue de prévenir les maladies transmissibles.

Corporate Authors: Comité consultatif national de l'immunisation
Publisher: Agence de la santé publique du Canada