In April 1989, New York became the first State in the United States to adopt a two-dose schedule for routine measles immunization.
Although a two-dose schedule had been under discussion for the previous 10 years, this policy change was finally prompted in New York State by widespread measles outbreaks in 1989 among college and high school students who had been appropriately vaccinated with a single dose of measles vaccine.
These outbreaks affected 21 college and secondary school campuses with 91 cases of measles and led to the administration of 53,093 doses of vaccine at a cost in excess of $859,000 for vaccine alone.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Rougeole, Vaccination, Posologie, Dose unique, Etude comparative, Programme sanitaire, Milieu scolaire, Enfant, Prévention, Politique sanitaire, New York
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, Human, United States, North America, America, Measles, Vaccination, Posology, Single dose, Comparative study, Sanitary program, School environment, Child, Prevention, Health policy, New York
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Cote : 91-0460750
Code Inist : 002B05A. Création : 199406.