Increasing Coverage and Efficiency of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine and Introducing Universal Varicella Vaccination in Europe: A Role for the Combined Vaccine

@article{Vesikari2007IncreasingCA,
  title={Increasing Coverage and Efficiency of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine and Introducing Universal Varicella Vaccination in Europe: A Role for the Combined Vaccine},
  author={T. Vesikari and C. Sadzot-Delvaux and B. Rentier and A. Gershon},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={632-638}
}
Universal mass vaccination according to a 2-dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine schedule is recommended by the World Health Organization and is fundamental to the control of these important diseases. Very high coverage (first dose, ≥95%; second dose, ≥80%) is necessary to achieve and sustain high population immunity, and eventually interrupt indigenous transmission of these diseases. In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued a recommendation for 2 doses of varicella… Expand
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