The ‘Advisory Panel’ recommends that a child’s life be protected
The Advisory Panel is recommending that a parent’s decision to vaccinate a child should be protected.
This is a big step towards reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, which have killed more than half a million people in the world.
In the US, a new report from the CDC, which has been commissioned by the US Government, has said the vaccines are effective at preventing at least 20% of childhood deaths and injuries, but the vaccines have only saved a third of the deaths and more than 60% of injuries.
The panel’s recommendation is that parents should be given an informed consent to vaccinating their child, regardless of age.
The panel, composed of three senior US Government experts, is the latest in a series of advisory panels to be created in the last five years to examine the effectiveness of vaccines, and their safety and efficacy in preventing childhood deaths.
The last one was launched in 2009 by the UK Government.
Advisory panels are set up by the World Health Organisation to ensure vaccines are safe, effective and preventable.
They recommend that governments should follow guidelines to prevent children from contracting the disease and should vaccinate every child as soon as possible, irrespective of the age at which they become vaccinated.
A number of countries have already passed laws mandating vaccines for children aged under five, and the panel says that this is an important step forward in preventing children from dying from vaccine-related diseases.
In a statement, the panel said that the Advisory Panel was not advocating any particular method of vaccination or a particular method for vaccination.
Instead, it said that it is an independent panel, made up of senior experts, to make recommendations on how to best protect children from vaccine preventable diseases.
The report says that the panel is currently reviewing the WHO recommendations, and that more countries could be added to the Advisory panel if they consider it is a good idea.
“There is a clear need for the world to have the most effective vaccine available and the world must work to ensure that we are on track to meet this requirement, with a strong vaccine safety record, and with vaccines that are safe and effective for all children,” the panel wrote.
This article originally appeared on The Hindu.
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