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Immunization

The construction of an asset and a liability match that benefits from offsetting changes in value.

Price Immunization

A strategy of matching assets to future liabilities. That is, price immunization involves investing in certain securities with a certain expected return so that the investor will be able to pay for future liabilities. Pension funds and annuities use price immunization more than many investors because they have future liabilities that are both large and relatively easy to estimate. Portfolios that practice price immunization usually invest in low-risk, investment-grade securities. See also: Portfolio dedication.

immunization

A technique of investing in bonds such that the portfolio's target return is protected against interest rate fluctuations. Changes in returns at which cash flows can be reinvested are offset by changes in the value of the securities in the portfolio. See also bullet immunization.
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These amendments would also strengthen the delivery of immunization in a more co-ordinated and efficient way while maintaining basic public health principles of vaccine safety.
Released in February and developed by the HHS National Vaccine Program Office, the plan's goals to increase vaccination rates among adults are to strengthen public health and health care systems involved in immunizations, improve access to adult vaccines, increase awareness of adult vaccine recommendations and their use and facilitate innovations in adult vaccines.
Finally, the last week of April each year is observed as World Immunization Week, which provides an opportunity to program managers to increase the public awareness of how immunization saves lives, and motivate people to immunize themselves and their children against the life threatening diseases [2].
Immunization practices of pediatricians and family physicians in the United States.
The CDC recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month to emphasize the importance of immunization across the lifespan The week of Aug.
5) However, the threshold required to achieve herd immunity through MMR immunization is 95%.
In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24 -30 April), WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course.
by Pajhwok Report on 12 October, 2014 - 15:04 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health, the Government of Japan, UNICEF and WHO have launched an initiative to vaccinate more children against preventable disease through strengthening of routine immunization in Afghanistan, a statement said on Sunday.
Immunization forms the major focus of child survival programmes throughout the world.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine: 1) the immunization status of children admit-ted to pediatric ward of POF Hospital Wah Cantt.
If you are a healthcare provider who serves adult patients, the West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) and the Division of Immunization Services (WVDIS) want to help you improve their immunization rates.
Background: Despite high immunization rates, hundreds of thousands of poor and underserved children continue to lack their necessary immunizations and are at risk of acquiring a vaccine-preventable disease.

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