Measles vaccine delivered on time extends the survival rate of children from undeveloped countries
Measles vaccine has benefits beyond protecting against measles infection. Short science news

The largest study of children in low/middle income countries shows that correct timing of measles vaccine protects beyond measles infections by increasing child survival rates. Child mortality was decreased when the vaccine was delivered after the third diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3) vaccination. The study included 38,000 children from Ghana and it found that vaccinated children had 28% higher chances of survival, in the first 12 months and 18% higher chances by five years of age. The study also found a significantly stronger beneficial effect of measles vaccination for boys in comparison to girls.

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Scientific publication: Frontiers in Public Health