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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 457-459

Dual Bacillus Calmette–Guerin vaccination along the border communities of Angola and Namibia

Department of Immunization, Vaccines Development and Emergencies, World Health Organization, 197-7, Rua Major, Kanhangula, Ingombota, Luanda, Republic of Angola

Correspondence Address:
Abubakar Sadiq Umar
Department of Immunization, Vaccine and Biologicals, World Health Organization, 197-7, Rua Major, Kanhangula, Luanda
Republic of Angola
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.192367

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Without a doubt, the synchronization of public health intervention on health issues along the international border will enhance the control of epidemic-prone disease and other health-related behavior. However, the lack of holistic planning and the involvement of the members of border communities could result in undesired health related events. This report advanced reasons that could have resulted in a child receiving two separate doses of Bacillus Calmette–Guerin vaccine within the first 4 days of life in two different health facilities. Finally, this report highlighted the need for proactive community participation and the need for consensus by experts on guidelines on how to deal with such cases particularly in the unfortunate event of adverse reactions.

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