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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241271
Title:
Measles or its vaccine: the parents' choice
Authors:
Johnson, Howard
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
1986
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241271
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The development of vaccines to prevent infectious diseases is a cornerstone in the history of preventive medicine. As new vaccines became available, they were introduced into the many countries around the world at differing times and in various ways. Some countries sought eradication of the relevant disease, others merely sought its control. Measles vaccines were developed over 20 years ago. The vaccine is now in common use on most parts of the planet. Some areas have been made virtually measles-free over the last decade. Although measles vaccine has been available (at a price) in this country since 1969, little use has been made of it until recently. A measles epidemic swept Ireland from coast to coast in the winter of 1984-85. A Measles Eradication Programme for Ireland free of charge, had been planned to begin in October of 1985. Parental appreciation of the risks of natural infection versus the value and safety of the vaccine play a crucial role in determining the success of such voluntary vaccination programmes. Therefore, the author decided to determine an answer to the question "measles or its vaccine - the parents choice prior to October 1985, as the information gleaned would be of practical value in guiding the strategy of eradication of the disease from our shores.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH; MEASLES; VACCINES; PREVENTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Howarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-03T22:05:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-03T22:05:21Z-
dc.date.issued1986-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/241271-
dc.descriptionThe development of vaccines to prevent infectious diseases is a cornerstone in the history of preventive medicine. As new vaccines became available, they were introduced into the many countries around the world at differing times and in various ways. Some countries sought eradication of the relevant disease, others merely sought its control. Measles vaccines were developed over 20 years ago. The vaccine is now in common use on most parts of the planet. Some areas have been made virtually measles-free over the last decade. Although measles vaccine has been available (at a price) in this country since 1969, little use has been made of it until recently. A measles epidemic swept Ireland from coast to coast in the winter of 1984-85. A Measles Eradication Programme for Ireland free of charge, had been planned to begin in October of 1985. Parental appreciation of the risks of natural infection versus the value and safety of the vaccine play a crucial role in determining the success of such voluntary vaccination programmes. Therefore, the author decided to determine an answer to the question "measles or its vaccine - the parents choice prior to October 1985, as the information gleaned would be of practical value in guiding the strategy of eradication of the disease from our shores.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectMEASLESen_GB
dc.subjectVACCINESen_GB
dc.subjectPREVENTIONen_GB
dc.titleMeasles or its vaccine: the parents' choiceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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