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    Vaccines and when to give them.

    World Health Organization [WHO]. Expanded Programme on Immunization [EPI]

    Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 1984. 37 p. (Immunization in Practice. A Guide for Health Workers who Give Vaccines. Module 1.; EPI/PHW/84/1)

    This module, a guide for health workers who give vaccines, explains what those who give vaccinations need to know about vaccines and when to give them. As health workers cannot learn all that they need from a book or from lectures, a "Trainer's Guide" includes suggestions for practical exercises as well as answers and comments for the questions and exercises in this module and the 6 other modules in the series. This module covers the following: the properties of the 6 Expanded Program Immunization (EPI) vaccines; how to look after vaccines in a health center; the immunization schedule; contraindications to immunization; and doses, courses, and side effects of the 6 vaccines. The EPI aims to immunize all children against 6 important infectious diseases that are very serious and can kill or cripple many children: poliomyelitis; measles; diphtheria; pertussis; tetanus; and tuberculosis. The module includes some practical exercises.
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