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Immunization of the immunocompromised child 

Immunization of the immunocompromised child
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Immunization of the immunocompromised child
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10.1093/med/9780198729228.003.0018
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date: 18 November 2019

There are numerous settings where prevention and control of infection in children and babies are important, and these include: the home, preschool (crèche, nurseries, and childminders), schools and after-school clubs, residential care (children’s homes, hospices), community health-care settings such as general practices and dentists, and children’s play areas, as just some of the most important examples. Applying the principles of infection control in all childcare settings should make a major contribution to preventing infection. By removing or controlling any one of three main links in the chain of infection, the spread may be interrupted. The three main links are sources of infectious agents, susceptible hosts, and pathways or vehicles of transmission.

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