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close this bookTreating Measles in Children (Document & Slides) (WHO - OMS, 1997, 60 p.)
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View the document37. Prevention through immunization
View the document38. Utilizing opportunities for immunization
View the document39. Immunization schedule
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38. Utilizing opportunities for immunization

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Use every available opportunity to ensure that children are immunized

All opportunities for immunization should be taken. For instance, children of immunizable age attending outpatient clinics or admitted to hospital for other conditions should be immunized with all appropriate antigens (including measles vaccine) immediately if there is no documentation of immunization on the immunization card or road-to-health card. The immunization status of all children discharged from hospital should be checked and appropriate vaccines administered. Do not forget to ask whether the mother needs a dose of tetanus toxoid.