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Effect of A Sun Protection Intervention on the Immune Response to Measles Booster Vaccination in Infants in Rural South Africa

Wright, Caradee Y.; Lucas, Robyn; D'Este, Catherine; Kapwata, T.; Kunene, Zamantimande; Swaminathan, Ashwin; Mathee, Angela; Albers, Patricia N.

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The incidence of many serious childhood infections can be reduced by vaccination. High sun exposure at the time of vaccination has been associated with a reduced antigen‐specific immune response. We hypothesized that providing sun protection advice and equipment to mothers of children who were waiting to be vaccinated would result in a more robust immunization response. We conducted a pilot study in 2015/2016 (data analyzed in 2017–2018) among 98 Black African children (~18 months of age)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159533
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology
DOI: 10.1111/php.13004

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