Measles and rubella eradication.

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Vaccine. 2018 Jan 2;36(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.11.062. Epub 2017 Nov 26.

Measles and rubella eradication.

Hinman AR1.

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Center for Vaccine Equity Task Force for Global Health 325 Swanton Way Decatur GA 30030 USA. Electronic address:


This article discusses concepts of eradication some issues relating to vertical and horizontal public health programs some current issues relating to measles and rubella and what we need to do about them. It concludes that measles and rubella/CRS can and should be eradicated. A target date should be established in 2020 (or before). Eradication can only be accomplished in the context of strengthening ongoing immunization services and strengthening surveillance so it can guide activities. Additional resources will be required to achieve the goal.


Eradication; Measles; Rubella; Vaccination policy

PMID: 29183733 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.11.062


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