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Targeted measles and rubella vaccination campaign aims to stop global surge in cases

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 05 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m473
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A new vaccination campaign will aim to vaccinate 45 million children in seven developing countries over the next six months, in an attempt to halt a recent surge in global measles cases.

Governments will carry out the campaign with funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and support from the Measles & Rubella Initiative’s partners, including the World Health Organization and Unicef.

It will target children under 5 years old—the group most vulnerable …

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