Childhood immunization in Bungoma County, Kenya, from 2008 to 2011: need for improved uptake

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315069
Title:
Childhood immunization in Bungoma County, Kenya, from 2008 to 2011: need for improved uptake
Authors:
Mbuthia, G.W.; Harries, A.D.; Obala, A.A.; Nyamogoba, H.D.N.; Simiyu, C.; Edginton, M.E.; Khogali, M.; Hedt-Gauthier, B.L.; Otsyla, B.K.
Journal:
Public Health Action
Abstract:
Uptake of immunisations in children aged 1–2 years in Bungoma County, Kenya, was determined as part of the 6-monthly Health and Demographic Surveillance System surveys. A total of 2699 children were assessed between 2008 and 2011. During this time period, full immunisation declined significantly from 84% to 58%,and measles vaccine declined uptake from 89% to 60%(P<0.001). Each year there was a significant fall-off for the third doses of the oral polio and pentavalent vaccines(P<0.001). These findings are of concern, as low immunisation coverage may lead to vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Further investigations into the reasons for declining immunisation trends are required.
Publisher:
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/315069
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Operational Research Courses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMbuthia, G.W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A.D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorObala, A.A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNyamogoba, H.D.N.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimiyu, C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorEdginton, M.E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhogali, M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHedt-Gauthier, B.L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOtsyla, B.K.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-31T21:38:01Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-31T21:38:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.citationPHA 2014; 4(1): 9–11en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/315069-
dc.description.abstractUptake of immunisations in children aged 1–2 years in Bungoma County, Kenya, was determined as part of the 6-monthly Health and Demographic Surveillance System surveys. A total of 2699 children were assessed between 2008 and 2011. During this time period, full immunisation declined significantly from 84% to 58%,and measles vaccine declined uptake from 89% to 60%(P<0.001). Each year there was a significant fall-off for the third doses of the oral polio and pentavalent vaccines(P<0.001). These findings are of concern, as low immunisation coverage may lead to vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Further investigations into the reasons for declining immunisation trends are required.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_GB
dc.subjectCourse on Operational Researchen_GB
dc.subjectPediatricsen_GB
dc.subjectVaccinationen_GB
dc.titleChildhood immunization in Bungoma County, Kenya, from 2008 to 2011: need for improved uptakeen
dc.identifier.journalPublic Health Actionen_GB
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