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POST 01029E : USE OF ETHANOL FOR VACCINE INJECTIONS 22 December 2006 _______________________________________ Jedeth Mamora ( from UNICEF/Indonesia has another question here below. _______________________________________ Dear team Technet, Could the use of ethanol or alcohol swab before and after vaccine injection possibly hamper or destruct the effectiveness of vaccines in the body? To how much percentage does the damage could do to the vaccine? And are there any studies on this particular issue published? I ask this question because in where I am working, the practices of using alcohol swab are prevailing. Thank you, JJ Jedeth Jenefa Mamora, MPH EPI Asistant Project Officer Health & Nutrition Dept Banda Aceh Zone Office Indonesia ______________________________________________________________________________ All members of the TechNet21 e-Forum are invited to send comments on any posting or to use the forum to raise a new discussion or request technical information in relation to immunization services. The comments made in this forum are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not in any way mean that they are endorsed by any of the organizations and agencies to which the authors may belong. ______________________________________________________________________________ Visit the TECHNET21 Website at You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. ______________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E ______________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement, Québec, Canada ( ______________________________________________________________________________

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