Vaccination visits in early childhood: just one more visit to be fully vaccinated.

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: BACKGROUND: This study characterizes the healthcare visits at which children receive vaccinations, including the number of these visits and the number of vaccinations that are administered. METHODS: The 1999 National Immunization Survey (NIS) is a nationally representative sample of children aged 19 to 35 months, verified by provider records, that is conducted to obtain estimates of vaccination coverage rates. We describe the number of healthcare visits in which one or more vaccinations were given, the number of vaccinations given at these visits, and the number of visits and vaccinations needed for an underimmunized child to complete the recommended vaccination series. RESULTS: Of the children who did not receive all doses of the recommended vaccinations (4:3:1:3:3 vaccination series), three fourths had four or more immunization visits. Vaccination coverage increased as the number of visits increased, and children who had completed the series we

Am J Prev Med

Added by: Courtney Rady Smith
Added on: 24 March, 2016
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