New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a more aggressive strategy to address the issue of low immunisation.Countries will observe the first World Immunization Week globally starting Saturday, the WHO said Friday.Given to immune a person against infectious diseases, vaccines stimulate the body`s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease."Nearly 9.7 million children in the region still do not get the most basic of vaccines like the third dose of DTP-containing vaccine. Immunisation is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions," said Samlee Plianbangchang, WHO regional director for Southeast Asia.
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