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Immunisation and counselling for Kosovar refugee children

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1310
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

In an effort to cope with the medical and psychological needs of children among the Kosovar refugees, Unicef has embarked on several immunisation and counselling programmes in Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro.

Last week, the agency began immunising around 9000 children under the age of 5 who had fled to refugee camps in Macedonia. The vaccinations included in the programme are against routine childhood diseases, including polio, diphtheria, measles, rubella, whooping …

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