Health Because of corona control: vaccination failures in up to...

Because of corona control: vaccination failures in up to 80 million children

According to the UN, up to 80 million children under the age of one are corona-dependent Vaccination failures affected. As the World Health Organization (WHO), the children’s aid organization UNICEF and the Vaccination Alliance Gavi On Friday, routine vaccination programs in at least 68 countries are currently hampered by the corona crisis. The failures can be observed in both poor and rich countries.

Prevention means blocked

“Immunizations are one of the most powerful and important disease preventers in public health history,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the release. The interruptions caused by the corona pandemic could turn back decades of progress, for example in the fight against the measles.

The reasons for the interruption of the vaccination campaign are different. Parents would be reluctant to leave the home due to exit restrictions and fear of coronavirus infection. In addition, access to health facilities is sometimes only possible to a limited extent, making travel to such facilities more difficult. Difficulties in the delivery of vaccines further exacerbated the situation.

Measles and polio

“We must not allow our fight against one disease to come at the expense of long-term progress in the fight against other diseases,” said Unicef ​​boss Henrietta Fore. According to the three organizations, vaccination campaigns against the measles and against polio. Vaccinations against the measles had been suspended in 27 countries, polio vaccinations even in 38 countries.


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