Late vaccination reinforcement during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004).

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18823
Title:
Late vaccination reinforcement during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004).
Authors:
Dubray, C; Gervelmeyer, A; Djibo, A; Jeanne, I; Fermon, F; Soulier, M; Grais, R; Guerin, P J
Journal:
Vaccine
Abstract:
Low measles vaccination coverage (VC) leads to recurrent epidemics in many African countries. We describe VC before and after late reinforcement of vaccination activities during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004) assessed by Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS). Neighborhoods of Niamey were grouped into 46 lots based on geographic proximity and population homogeneity. Before reinforcement activities, 96% of lots had a VC below 70%. After reinforcement, this proportion fell to 78%. During the intervention 50% of children who had no previous record of measles vaccination received their first dose (vaccination card or parental recall). Our results highlight the benefits and limitations of vaccine reinforcement activities performed late in the epidemic.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France. Christine.Dubray@epicentre.msf.org
Issue Date:
1-May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18823
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.01.049
PubMed ID:
16540214
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0264410X.
Language:
en
ISSN:
0264-410X
Appears in Collections:
Vaccination

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDubray, C-
dc.contributor.authorGervelmeyer, A-
dc.contributor.authorDjibo, A-
dc.contributor.authorJeanne, I-
dc.contributor.authorFermon, F-
dc.contributor.authorSoulier, M-
dc.contributor.authorGrais, R-
dc.contributor.authorGuerin, P J-
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-21T13:37:45Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-21T13:37:45Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-01-
dc.identifier.citationLate vaccination reinforcement during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004). 2006, 24 (18):3984-9 Vaccineen
dc.identifier.issn0264-410X-
dc.identifier.pmid16540214-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.01.049-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18823-
dc.description.abstractLow measles vaccination coverage (VC) leads to recurrent epidemics in many African countries. We describe VC before and after late reinforcement of vaccination activities during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004) assessed by Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS). Neighborhoods of Niamey were grouped into 46 lots based on geographic proximity and population homogeneity. Before reinforcement activities, 96% of lots had a VC below 70%. After reinforcement, this proportion fell to 78%. During the intervention 50% of children who had no previous record of measles vaccination received their first dose (vaccination card or parental recall). Our results highlight the benefits and limitations of vaccine reinforcement activities performed late in the epidemic.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0264410X.-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with kind permission and copyright 2006 from Elsevieren
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshImmunization Programsen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshMeaslesen
dc.subject.meshMeasles Vaccineen
dc.subject.meshNigeren
dc.subject.meshQuality Assurance, Health Careen
dc.subject.meshReinforcement (Psychology)en
dc.subject.meshSampling Studiesen
dc.subject.meshVaccinationen
dc.titleLate vaccination reinforcement during a measles epidemic in Niamey, Niger (2003-2004).en
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France. Christine.Dubray@epicentre.msf.orgen
dc.identifier.journalVaccineen

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