Vaccination coverage in Haiti: results from the 2009 national survey.

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: INTRODUCTION: Since 1977, vaccinations to protect against tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and measles (and rubella since 2009) have been offered to children in Haiti through the routine immunization program. From April to July 2009, a national vaccination coverage survey was conducted to assess the success of the routine immunization program at reaching children in Haiti. METHODS: A multi-stage cluster survey was conducted using a modified WHO method for household sampling. A standardized questionnaire was administered to collect vaccination histories, demographic information, and reasons for under-vaccination of children aged 12-23 months. A child who received the eight recommended routine vaccinations was considered fully vaccinated. The routine vaccination schedule was used to define valid doses and estimate the percentage of children vaccinated on time. RESULTS: Among 1345 children surveyed, 40.4% (95% CI: 36.6-44.2) of the 84


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