BD (Becton Dickinson) donates vaccination equipment in Dominican Republic:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Becton Dickinson (BD) is to donate the device-related supplies needed for a new national vaccination campaign in the Dominican Republic. BD will provide its SoloShot syringes and the sharps containers and gloves needed to perform around 300,000 injections of the MMR II (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, which is being donated by Merck. The campaign will target all children aged under two years. The initiative, which will be launched in October, is part of a wider national immunisation programme and supports an Americas-wide plan to eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome by 2010.
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