Dominica making strides in immunization

first_imgHon. Julius Timothy (file photo).Dominica’s health minister has revealed that the country has been making “tremendous” strides in the area of immunization.Julius Timothy made that disclosure during an address to mark immunization week this week, noting that Dominica has been able to achieve the eradication of vaccine preventable diseases through sustenance of high levels of immunizations.He said Dominica continues to report immunization coverage of the target population of 98% and over for all vaccines.“Following the process to document the eradication of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in Dominica, survey conducted indicated that these diseases have successfully been eliminated,” he said.According to Timothy, several other diseases also have not been reported.He said parents can testify to a greater quality of life for their young children and resources can now be redirected to other public health interventions, to combat chronic diseases, such as diabetic, hypertension and caner.“Primary health care is also accessible to call and free of charge, regardless of race, religion, economic and political affiliation,” he added.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica making strides in immunization by: – April 27, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img

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