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1/5 Das #RKI berichtet jährlich über aktuelle Impfquoten bei Erwachsenen in 🇩🇪, basierend auf Auswertungen von Abrechnungsdaten der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigungen in der RKI-#Impfsurveillance.
➡️#EpidBull 50/2021:…

Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse im Thread ⬇️ Epdemiologische Bulletin 50/2021: Impfquoten bei Erwachsenen
Die Erwachsenen-Impfungen werden trotz teilweise leichter Impfquotenanstiege noch nicht wie empfohlen umgesetzt, insbesondere älteren & vulnerablen Personen fehlt der nötige Schutz vor Erkrankung und schweren Verläufen. #ImpfenSchuetzt
Die Impfquoten stiegen 2020, dem 1. Jahr der #COVID19 Pandemie, bei #Influenza & #Pneumokokken an, jedoch noch nicht im ausreichendem Maße.
Es wurden so viele nach 1970 geborene Erwachsene gegen #Masern geimpft wie noch nie seit Empfehlung der Impfung für diese Gruppe. Abbildung der jährlichen Masern-Impfinzidenz (Anteil mit eiAbbildung der Impfquoten für die Pneumokokken-Impfung ohne Abbildung der Impfquote für eine Influenza-Impfung bei Pers
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Weekend Digest

Name the pathogen

5 Clues
Posttussive #vomiting
Respiratory #droplet
#VaccinesWork Image
#Bordetella pertussis

Fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus

Transmit: respiratory droplets - highest transmission during the catarrhal stage
#Bordetella pertussis

#Pertussis is a clinical diagnosis

1. catarrhal stage: similar to URI with mild cough and coryza
2. paroxysmal phase: classic s/s with cough paroxysms, an inspiratory whoop, and posttussive vomiting
3. convalescent stage: cough subsides
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Talk in the UK (& Germany & Denmark) of using just 1 #COVID19 #vaccine dose/person for now, possibly providing boosters months later, is distressing.
A quick thread follows.
1.) @Pfizer has been clear as a bell: 1 dose = 52% protection, 2 doses = 95%
2/ Compare those 52% vs 95% numbers to #measles. After Dose 1 a child is 69% protected against measles, but that jumps to 91% w/2nd dose. Given measles is ultra-contagious (Ro up to 18!) anything <90% is awful.
MORE… and….
3/ In contrast, #hepatitisB vaccine offers up to 93% protection w/1 dose & 97.8% w/2 doses.…
The virus is not very contagious (Ro<1), and not airborne, so a single dose of vaccination may be adequate for people who aren't sexually active.
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I just had a coughing fit that was so intense that I now have little petechae around my eyes. All I could think was how there are kids whose parents refuse to vaccinate them who are getting #pertussis and their little bodies are being wracked by similar coughing fits. Awful.
How could anyone do that to their child? When you have #vaccines to keep your child from suffering or possibly dying, why wouldn't you get them? What could possibly be more important than your child's well-being?
Anti-science is so creepily punitive and medieval.
#Vaccines have been established science since 1798 when the #smallpox vaccine was discovered & literally saved the world.
YOU don't have #polio because of vaccines. YOU lived beyond 5 because of vaccines. Go to an historic graveyard--lots of dead kids.
Anti-vax is child abuse.
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More than 1 in 10 children worldwide missed out on lifesaving #vaccines such as #measles, #diphtheria and #tetanus in 2018: New data from WHO/@UNICEF…
Globally, since 2010, vaccination coverage with 3 doses of #diphtheria, #tetanus & #pertussis and the first dose of the #measles vaccine has stalled at around 86% - not sufficient as 95% coverage globally is needed to protect against outbreaks of #vaccine-preventable diseases
Most unvaccinated children live in the poorest countries and are disproportionately in fragile or conflict-affected states.
Almost half are in just 16 countries:
🇾🇪 #vaccination
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Something I’ve thought of posting for awhile:

My personal manifesto on vaccines in the context of measles outbreaks and as an Epi PhD student with a small child under the age of 1.

A thread.

Grab some popcorn and settle in.

#Parenthood #StudentParent #EpiTwitter
A bit of background: We have family and many friends who live on #VashonIsland (known for having low rates of immunization).

My undergraduate thesis looked at school rates of vaccines on Vashon and found no #herdimmunity for ANY vaccine preventable disease in 2012.
Vashon is an evil genius’ dream for an outbreak.

There are 2 grocery stores, where everyone shops.

The schools share facilities, have student mentor exchanges, etc.

There are regular student trips to the 1 senior center.

Did I mention it’s an island?

It's dry tinder.
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