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Zo de 1e serie van #VaccinatieVerhalen is klaar. Nu ff pauze ☺️. De oplettende lezer heeft in de blogs de vaccincombinatie DKTP herkend. Lees alles hieronder terug. Tip: meld je aan voor mijn substacknieuwsbrief dan mis je niets meer via 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #DKTP Image
D - Difterie. De ziekte die een bal achterin je keel kan vormen en je zo letterlijk de adem kan benemen!#Vaccinatieverhalen #DKTP #Difterie #Ademnood 👉🏻… Image
K - Kinkhoest. Een hoest die botten kan breken maar ook tot zuurstoftekort kan leiden met hersenschade of dood als gevolg. #VaccinatieVerhalen #DKTP #Kinkhoest #Horrorhoest 👉🏻… Image
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Partly due to propaganda and disinformation about the safety of vaccines, fewer and fewer parents are having their children vaccinated against diseases included in many national vaccination programmes. Why is this zo important?
Many countries have a national vaccination program that offers vaccinations against some of the most serious and common diseases. High vaccination coverage means a well-protected population against these diseases. With huge benefits for societies.
What does #vaccinationprogram consist of? The program provides the fastest and safest possible protection against diseases that can cause serious damage at a young or older age. It often starts with the first DTaP-IPV-Hib-HBV shot at the age of 3 months.
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#Moderna is quadrupling the cost of #covid #vaccines, from $26/dose to $110-130. CEO Stephane Bancel calls the price hike "consistent with the value" of the #MRNA vaccines. Moderna's costs are $2.85/dose, for a 4,460% markup on every dose:… 1/ Moderna headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. On the left side of
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Now, obviously the manufacturing costs are only part of the cost of making a vaccine: there's also all the high-risk capital that goes into doing the basic research. 3/
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#ICYMI: Lagos King Flees Community With Daughter To Save Her From #FGM 🙏🏽
#Nigeria: A Lagos State monarch in Ashasa kingdom of Agbowa, His Royal Highness, Adekoya Adeolu Olaonipekun has fled his community to escape attacks by armed hoodlums, who reportedly invaded his residence
over his refusal to present his daughter for #FGM.
The monarch, who alleged threat to his life, disclosed that he lost his first child, Adekoya Grace Olushola, to the traditional rites when she was circumcised and later died of #tetanus infection at the age of 7.
Olushola died of
tetanus infection caused by the genital mutilation as established by a #Medical report issued by Dr A.A. Ajibike, a senior medical officer at the Lagos State University Teaching #Hospital, LASUTH.
The sad news of the death of his beloved #daughter, the monarch explained, was
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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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1/ Well informed and thoughful thread on changed #COVID19 #vaccination priorities in UK. Thanks @sandyddouglas #Scientific advice to govt here and it's...…
2/ worth remembering that when you have #booster for #tetanus #hepatitis or whatever, no one asks what #brand was used last time. With #COVID19 it's also ...
3/ important to know the scientific advice *will change again and again* in the coming weeks and months. This doesn't mean it is wrong now. It is what #followingthescience looks like, on speed, during #COVID19 from normal. This is...
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Daily truth bombs: #Tetanus shot. What you need to know!
There is no such thing as getting the #tetanus shot .As of 2012, the manufacturing of single tetanus shot has been discontinued. Now you get a #Tdap for adults and #DTaP for children under 7 yrs of age. 1/
The tetanus, diphteria and acellular pertussis shot contains 300-330 mcg of #aluminum depending on manufacturer. Unless you get stabbed in the toe by a rusty nail covered in cattle or horse feces you most likely don't need to panic about it. 2/
Colostridium tetani does not live on your kitchen knife or the nails you bought from the hardware store. Tetanus bacteria is anaerobic, which means it survives in areas lacking oxygen. It can not survive in oxygen-rich environment. It is important that you let the wound bleed. 3/
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1. Enters your body through wounds
2. Makes muscle contract painfully
3. Can kill in days if no treatment
4. No cure, so better to PROTECT YOURSELF!

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Tetanus is caused by a germ called Clostridium tetani.

This germ produces a dangerous #toxin that makes your muscles painfully contract on their own & become rigid.

This man had neck stiffness & lockjaw from tetanus;
Tetanus germ lives mainly inside the soil & animal feces. It lives there for years.

When it has a chance, it enter your body through:
- Wounds contaminated with soil or feces, or
- Punctures by nonsterile needles (like some injecting illegal drugs, tattooing or body piercing)
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It is a terrible disease that enters your body through #wounds & can kill in days if nothing is done fast!

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2\. #Tetanus results from a #toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium tetani.

This toxin makes your muscles to contract on their own (i.e. involuntarily), becoming rigid like this; Image
3\. Tetanus lives in soil & animal feces. It can live there for years. It may then enter your body through:

-#Wounds contaminated with soil or feces

-Skin #punctures by nonsterile needles (e.g. when injecting illegal drugs, #tattoo or body piercing)
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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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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