IVACG: Combining Vitamin A Distribution with EPI Contacts: A Report of an International Vitamin A Consultative Group (IVACG) Task Force

Alnwick D, Arthur P, Dary O, Davidson FR, Horwitz A, Mejia L, Reddy V, Smitasiri S, Sommer A, West C, West KP
January 1, 2000

At the request of the World Health Organization/Expanded Programme on Immunization (WHO/EPI), the International Vitamin A Consultative Group (IVACG) assembled a task force to (a) review available data on the optimal dose for vitamin A administration with EPI visits; (b) review the effect of vitamin A on the immune response to EPI antigens from published and unpublished studies; (c) identify additional studies that need to be conducted; and (d) prioritize these needed studies. This report details their findings and recommendations.

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