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  • Cayman Islands promotes family health Vaccination Week

    http://www.prensa-latina.cu/index.ph...83138&Itemid=1

    Cayman Islands promotes family health Vaccination Week
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    April 27, 2010, 10:51 George Town, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Public Health in the Cayman Islands today promotes the healing of the family as the central theme of the seventh edition of the World Vaccination Week, which runs until next Saturday .

    To that end, the institution develops from the weekend advertising campaigns around the country in order to sensitize people, especially parents of young children on the benefits of immunization.

    It also maintains all eligible health centers in the archipelago so that all residents complete the vaccination schedule and infectious lethal diseases, including influenza A (H1N1), which left more than 17 000 798 deaths in the world.

    The Global Immunization Week this year takes place for the first time simultaneously in 112 countries and territories of the Americas, Caribbean, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

    This time, it also opens a campaign on the borders of Suriname, French Guyana and Brazil to immunize indigenous communities to be highly vulnerable to communicable and preventable diseases and have limited access to health care institutions.

    According to the Pan American Health Organization since the beginning of the campaign in 2003, more than 288 million people in the area have been vaccinated against measles, rubella, polio, hepatitis B, influenza, diphtheria and tetanus, among others.

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