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dc.contributor.authorMbuthia, G Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorObala, A Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNyamogoba, H D Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimiyu, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEdginton, M Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhogali, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorHedt-Gauthier, B Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorOtsyla, B Ken_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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T11:12:55Z
html.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.


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