Progress Toward Control of Rubella and Prevention of Congenital Rubella Syndrome -- Worldwide, 2009

Strebel, P.; Dabbagh, A.; Gacic-Dobo, M.; Reef, S. E.; Cochi, S.
October 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/15/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 40, p1307
The article focuses on a result of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on the implementation of rubella-containing vaccine (RCV) in national childhood immunization schedules as of December 2009. WHO and UNICEF encouraged member states to offer first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV1) prior to implementing RCV. to Based on data collated by WHO from member states, RCV is used in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and western Pacific regions.


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