80 million children at risk of measles, polio as vaccines disrupted: WHO, UNICEF

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Published May 22, 2020, 11:21 PM

By Reuters

Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.N. agencies and the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Friday.

Data shows that “provision of routine immunization services is substantially hindered in at least 68 countries and is likely to affect approximately 80 million children under the age of 1 living in these countries,” the World Health Organization, U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and GAVI said in a joint statement issued ahead of the Global Vaccine Summit set for June 4.

Travel restrictions, delays in vaccine deliveries, reluctance among some parents to leave their homes amid fear of exposure to coronavirus, and a

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