Immunisation in a curative setting

Poul-Erik Kofoed, B Nielsen, A K Rahman

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OBJECTIVE: To study the uptake of vaccination offered to women and children attending a curative health facility.

DESIGN: Prospective survey over eight months of the uptake of vaccination offered to unimmunised women and children attending a diarrhoeal treatment centre as patients or attendants.

SETTING: The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SUBJECTS: An estimated 19,349 unimmunised women aged 15 to 45 and 17,372 children attending the centre for treatment or accompanying patients between 1 January and 31 August 1989.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The number of women and children who were unimmunised or incompletely immunised was calculated and the percentage of this target population accepting vaccination was recorded.

RESULTS: 7530 (84.2%) Of 8944 eligible children and 7730 (40.4%) of 19,138 eligible women were vaccinated. Of the children, 63.8% were boys, 75.9% were aged under 1 year, and 23.0% were aged 1 to 2 years. The estimated number of missed opportunities for vaccination was 716 among the children (8.0% of the target population) and 11,408 among the women (59.6% of those eligible).

CONCLUSION: It is possible to establish immunisation services at a health facility treating acutely ill patients.

TidsskriftB M J (Clinical Research Edition)
Udgave nummer6752
Sider (fra-til)593-4
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 22. sep. 1990

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  • Citationsformater

    Kofoed, P-E., Nielsen, B., & Rahman, A. K. (1990). Immunisation in a curative setting. B M J (Clinical Research Edition), 301(6752), 593-4.