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Prof. Maarten Voors, Wageningen University
Sierra Leone: A randomized controlled trial of last-mile delivery of vaccines in remote areas
Urban Immunization Working Group
Health outcomes in urban areas are generally better than those in rural areas, but when outcomes in urban areas are disaggregated, large disparities exist between the richest and poorest. Current...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) is a strategy to increase immunization coverage simply by making better use of existing vaccination sites (at health centres, hospitals,...
Laura Nic Lochlainn, Stephanie Shendale
Estrategias de cadenas de suministro de inmunización (ISC) para recuperar terreno y reducir las oportunidades perdidas de vacunación (MOV)
Laura Nic Lochlainn, Stephanie Shendale
Timely vaccination is important for ensuring populations are fully protected against life-threatening illnesses as early as possible, and preventing large outbreaks of VPDs. Yet, scheduled...
Anita Shet, Baldeep Dhaliwal, Preetika Banerjee, Kelly Carr, Andrea DeLuca, Carl Britto, Rajeev Seth, Bakul Parekh, GV Basavaraj, Piyush Gupta, Digant Shastri
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions to routine immunization programs in India and around the world, setting the stage for potentially serious outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This...
Ranee Seither, Michael T. McGill, Jennifer L. Kriss, Jenelle L. Mellerson, Caitlin Loretan, Kendra Driver, Cynthia L. Knighton, Carla L. Black
Figures Figure 1 Figure 2 Table References Related Materials PDF pdf icon[182K] State and local school vaccination requirements serve to protect students against vaccine-preventable diseases...
F.A. Moraga-Llop, M. Fernández-Prada, A.M. Grande-Tejada, L.I. Martínez-Alcorta, D. Moreno-Pérez, J.J. Pérez-Martín
This article discusses some aspects of the recovery of vaccination coverage in Spain for different groups: children, adolescents and adults, and patients at risk and in special situations.
Zinet Abegaz Asfaw, Sisay Gedamu Addis
Disturbances are occurring in healthcare, trade, and travel, with countries closing off their borders due to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in the world. The pandemic has its...
Marit Middeldorp, Alies van Lier, Nicoline van der Maas, Irene Veldhuijzen, Wieke Freudenburg, Nina M. van Sorge, Elisabeth A.M. Sanders, Mirjam J. Knola, Hester E. de Melkera
This study aimed to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) and participation in the routine infant vaccination programme in the...
Zhiyuan Hou, Suhang Song, Fanxing Du, Lu Shi, Donglan Zhang, Leesa Lin, Hongjie Yu
The goal of this study was to assess the change in children’s and adolescents’ prevention and vaccination behaviors amid China’s COVID-19 epidemic.
Marhami Fahriani, Samsul Anwar, Amanda Yufika, Bakhtiar Bakhtiar, Elly Wardani, Wira Winardi, Kaitlyn B. Akel, Abram L. Wagner, Harapan Harapan
The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of childhood vaccination disruption and to determine the predictors of delaying childhood vaccinations during the coronavirus disease ...
Misbahud Din, Mohammad Ali, Mudassir Khan, Abdul Waris, Sana Ullah, Muhammad Kashif, Sidra Rahman, Muhammad Ali
Like the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic could be regarded as a child-rights crisis because it could have life-threatening impact over children, who need immunization, now and in the long-term....
Danilo Buonsenso, Bianca Cinicola, Memenatu Ngaima Kallon, Francesco Iodice
Since COVID-19 in the pediatric population is infrequently severe, the indirect costs of the pandemic, related to the measures implemented to deal with the spread of the virus, can be worse than the...
Angela Bechini, Giuseppe Garamella, Barbara Giammarco, Beatrice Zanella, Valdo Flori, Paolo Bonanni, Sara Boccalini
The COVID-19 global pandemic is having a widespread impact on medical care. A general reduction, in routine vaccination activities, could occur. In Tuscany (Central Italy), paediatricians (in...
Mohammed Alsuhaibani, Aqeel Alaqeel
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting national and international public health. Routine childhood immunization may be adversely affected by COVID-19 mitigation measures. We aimed to identify the...
Abdulkarim A. Alrabiaah, Ahmed H. Alshaer, Stephanie Mae C. Estrella, Kathrine Ann S. Inclan, Hadeel A. Aljammaz, Khalid M. Almoosa, Nawaf F. Alshuraym, Mohamad-Hani A. Temsah, Fahad M. Alsohime, Sara S. Alsubaie, Elham E. Bukhari, Ali M. Somily, Fahad A. Alzamil
The present study was conducted to determine whether theCOVID-19 pandemic control measures have affected vaccine coverage rates at the main university hospital in Saudi Arabia.
João Guilherme Alves, José Natal Figueiroa, Marcelo Luis Urquia
Objective: To examine recent vaccination trends among Brazilian children during their first year of life, and the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on these...
Shokouh Makvandi-Nejad, Jan-Magnus Økland, Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Kjell Arne Johansson
Reducing Childhood Immunization to Scale Up COVID-19 Immunization in Low- and Lower Middle-Income Countries: Impact on Under-Five Mortality
Hannah Sella, Ali Assi, S. Michelle Driedger, Ève Dubé, Arnaud Gagneur, Samantha B. Meyer, Joan Robinson, Manish Sadarangani, Matthew Tunis, Shannon E. MacDonald
In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many routine health services, placed additional strain on the health care system, and resulted in many Canadians being either unable or unwilling to...
Abdullah Saleh Al-Nafeesah, Abdullah Saleh Aldamigh, Basel Abdulrahman Almansoor, Osama Al-Wutayd, Ashwaq Ahmed AlE'ed
This study aimed to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on parents' behaviour towards their children's scheduled vaccinations. This web-based cross-sectional study recruited 1,143...
Akinola Ayoola Fatiregun, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Lassané Kaboré, Modupeola Dosumu, Elvis Isere, Itse Olaoye, Francis Adegoke Akanbiemu, Yetunde Olagbuji, Rosemary Onyibe, Kofi Boateng, Richard Banda, Fiona Braka
Background Despite efforts to improve childhood immunization coverage in Nigeria, coverage has remained below the national acceptable level. In December 2019, we conducted an assessment of Missed...
Sanjeet Bagcchi
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted measles immunisation in Africa, increasing risk of outbreaks among children in some countries. Sanjeet Bagcchi reports.
Leena R Baghdadi, Marwah M Hassounah, Afnan Younis, Hessah I Al Suwaidan, Reem Al Khalifah
This study compared the most used sources of information by caregivers for scheduled childhood vaccination in Saudi Arabia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and examined the effect of this...
Lina Schollin Ask, Asli Kulane, Tiia Lepp, Madelene Danielsson, Bernice Aronsson, Kathy Falkenstein Hagander
Routine immunisation programmes are at risk of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to investigate the resilience of the Swedish national immunisation programme for children up...
USAID, Data for Impact
Using information available through routine health information systems (RHIS), Data for Impact (D4I) assessed the effects of COVID-19 on health service use in Bangladesh more than a year into the...
Katy Am Gaythorpe, Kaja Abbas, John Huber, Andromachi Karachaliou, Niket Thakkar, Kim Woodruff, Xiang Li, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Matthew Ferrari, Michael L Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, T Alex Perkins, Caroline Trotter, Mark Jit
Childhood immunisation services have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO recommends considering outbreak risk using epidemiological criteria when deciding whether to conduct preventive...
Brynley P Hull, Alexandra J Hendry, Aditi Dey, Kerin Bryant, Catherine Radkowski, Stephen Pellissier, Kristine Macartney, Frank H Beard
This studies compares vaccination activity in Victoria in 2019 and 2020 by analysing de-identified Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) surveillance data.
Mariana Poppe, Bárbara Aguiar, Rodrigo Sousa, Paulo Oom
The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for healthcare services and has led to changes in the usage pattern of the pediatric population. This article aims to describe the impact of...
Shohel Rana, Rashed Shah, Sabbir Ahmed, Golam Mothabbir
After the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in March, 2020, child health service delivery and use declined in rural remote communities in Bangladesh. We retrieved annual data for 2019 and 2020 from...
Immunization Academy, World Health Organization (WHO)
The most common health worker behaviors that lead to MOV are: Failure to screen vaccination status during routine or curative visits; Confusion about eligibility for missed vaccinations; Confusion...
Kylie Reinhart, Korede K Yusuf, Hamisu M Salihu, Comfort Z Olorunsaiye
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to set back major successes that have been achieved in global vaccine initiatives. We conducted a rapid review and synthesis of the literature on immunization...
Xiang Li, VIMC Working Group on COVID-19 Impact on Vaccine Preventable Disease, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Niket Thakkar, Michael L. Jackson, Matthew Ferrari, Mark Jit, Kim Woodruff, Kevin McCarthy, Katy Gaythorpe, Kaja Abbas, John Huber, Caroline Trotter, Andromachi Karachaliou, Alex Perkins
The impact of COVID-19-related disruption to vaccination programs varies between infections and countries. Planning and implementation of campaigns should consider country and infection-specific...
Lassané Kaboré, Bertrand Meda, Isaie Médah, Stephanie Shendale, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Colin Sanderson, Mâ Ouattara, William M.F. Kaboré, Edouard Betsem, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU
Background Despite the remarkable achievements of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Burkina Faso, numerous challenges remain, including missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) which...
Laura Nic Lochlainn, Stephanie Shendale
Timely vaccination is important for ensuring populations are fully protected against life-threatening illnesses as early as possible, and preventing large outbreaks of VPDs. Yet, scheduled...
Immunization Academy, World Health Organization (WHO)
A key strategy to reduce MOV is to screen and vaccinate all children who are missing vaccinations—and this, in part, relies on informed and prepared caregivers. In this video, we will look at...
Immunization Academy, World Health Organization (WHO)
There are ways to reduce MOV, and vaccinate more children simply by improving the services they are already accessing. In order to identify the most effective interventions, it is important to...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This PPT resource outlines considerations for prioritizing strategies for restarting immunization services and and planning catch-up strategies specifically in the context of Covid-19 and makes...
Anyie J. Li, Collins TABU, Stephanie Shendale, Kibet Sergon, Peter O. Okoth, Isaac K. Mugoya, Zorodzai Machekanyanga, Iheoma U. Onuekwusi, Colin Sanderson, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU
In November 2016, the Kenya National Vaccines and Immunization Programme conducted an assessment of missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) using the World Health Organization (WHO) MOV...
World Health Organization (WHO), Immunization Academy
Efforts to reduce missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) can increase immunization coverage by making better use of existing vaccination sites and services. As health workers and supervisors, it...
Immunization Academy, World Health Organization (WHO)
Every day, children around the world access our health services. They may be there to receive treatment, get a checkup, or just accompany a caregiver. But too often, they leave without something that...
S.S. Hutchins, H.A.F.M. Jansen, S.E. Robertson, P. Evans, R.J. Kim-Farley
Missed opportunities for immunization are an obstacle to raising immunization coverage among children and women of childbearing age. To determine their global magnitude and reasons, studies reported...
Anyie J. Li, Collins TABU, Stephanie Shendale, Peter O. Okoth, Kibet Sergon, Ephantus Maree, Isaac K. Mugoya, Zorodzai Machekanyanga, Iheoma U. Onuekwusi, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU
In 2016, Kenya conducted a study of missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV)—when eligible children have contact with the health system but are not fully vaccinated—to explore some of the...
Dose Per Container Partnership
This case study describes the impact of changing to 5-dose measles containing vaccine in Zambia with improved coverage, lower wastage rate and no cold chain constraints.
Aaron S. Wallace, Kong Krey, John Hustedt, Eleanor Burnett, Narin Choun, Danni Daniels, Margaret L. Watkins, Sann Chan Soeung, Richard Duncan
In Cambodia, we assessed vaccine wastage-related vaccinator knowledge and practices.
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Example of a vaccination calendar from Thailand that includes their accelerated schedule
The Community Guide
The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends standing orders for vaccinations—when used alone or when combined with additional interventions—to increase vaccination rates among...
Sonja Elia, Kirsten Perrett, Fiona Newall
Attaining high immunisation coverage rates for children with medical conditions is vital. The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Immunisation Service has the opportunity to check each inpatient's...
World Health Organization (WHO)
The sample job aid is adapted from Timor Leste (IMMUNIZATIONbasics, 2007) and is based on a child immunization schedule that calls for BCG and hepatitis B at birth; Pentavalent, oral polio vaccine...
Thelge Sudath Rohana Peiris, Rosye Bela Joana Benevides Monizda Silva, Manuel Mausiry, Laura Nic Lochlainn, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU, Colin Sanderson, Anyie J. Li
This article describes findings from a Missed Opportunities for Vaccination (MOV) assessment in Timor Leste and how the country has been implementing the updated World Health Organization MOV...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This document brings together a range of resources to provide an overview of the global policies, potential interventions and strategies related to the integration of immunization services. It also...
Dose Per Container Partnership
To help immunization stakeholders make effective DPC decisions for their country context, the Dose Per Container Partnership (DPCP) has developed generalized information based on the partnership’s...
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
A guide to assist immunization providers with decisions regarding measles vaccination catch-up for the Australian community.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Intervention Guidebook provides tips for planning actions to reduce or prevent MOV, even when a full MOV assessment has not been conducted. Alternative assessment options are also described, such...
Lao PDR Ministry of Health and partners
Example of a vaccination sticker from Lao People\'s Democratic Republic
Hammad Ali, Holly Seale, Kirsten Ward, Nicholas Zwar
An example from Australia of a resource used post-vaccination to provide information on how to care for common reactions to vaccinations
Ghana Health Service and partners
Example of an immunization flip-chart from Ghana
Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care and partners
Example of a calendar from Zimbabwe that helps health care workers calculate the next visit date.
UNICEF
An example from Kenya of a flow chart for integrated maternal and child health
Thailand Ministry of Health
An example from Thailand of a vaccination calendar, including the accelerated schedule
Malawi Ministry of Health
An example from Malawi of a diskette which indicates eligibility and windows for catch up vaccination
World Health Organization (WHO)
Slides and sample agenda for a MOV training workshop
Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU, Anyie J. Li, Blanche-philomene Melanga Anya, Mbaihol Tamadji, Geoffrey Chirwa, Kwame W. Chiwaya, Mohamed El-Hafiz Djalal, Dah Cheikh, Zorodzai Machekanyanga, Joseph Okeibunor, Colin Sanderson, Richard Mihigo
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated the global methodology for assessing and reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV), when eligible children have contact with the health...
Tarwa et al
The purpose of the study was to assess whether the Road to Health Card (RTHC) was adequately completed and interpreted at primary, secondary and tertiary care levels in South Africa.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Intended for use by decision-makers and programme managers at national and sub-national levels, this manual provides an overview of the MOV strategy, which involves an assessment to demonstrate the...
World Health Organization (WHO)
This manual provides the detailed instructions, standardized methodology, and tools for conducting field work (including sample health facility exit interviews and health worker knowledge, attitude,...
UNICEF
This Facts Sheet informs of the availability of Measles vaccine and combined Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine in both a 10-dose vial and a 5-dose vial presentations through (or via) UNICEF procurement....
Dose Per Container Partnership
This resource is a culmination of DPCP research results to provide decision makers with evidence that can be generalized to other countries when considering vaccine presentation. Country- and...
Brown DW, Bosch-Capblanch X, Shimp L
Recent WHO guidelines point to knowledge gaps about home-based records despite their widespread use. Future research should explore their impact on health outcomes, challenges including production...
Karen S.Tiley, Joanne M.White, Nick Andrews, Mary Ramsay, Michael Edelstein
Most children received their primary series according to schedule. • Timeliness differences persisted for some ethnicities after adjusting for deprivation and area. • Children...
Tabu C, Shendale S, Sergon K, Onuekwusi IU, Okoth P, Ogbuanu IU, Mugoya I, Machekanyanga Z, Brown DW
Home-based records (HBRs), which take many forms, serve as an important tool for frontline health workers by providing a standardized patient history vital to making informed decisions about the need...
Anelisa Jaca, Lindi Mathebula, Arthur Iweze, Elizabeth Pienaar, Charles S. Wiysonge
Background: Missed opportunities for vaccination (MOVs) occur when persons eligible for vaccination visit a health facility and do not get the vaccines they need. We conducted a systematic review to...
David W. Brown, Collins TABU, Ikechukwu Udo OGBUANU
Homemade home-based records (HBRs) are often used to replace official HBRs during stock-outs. By their nature, homemade HBRs are often ad hoc in form and lack structure which may lead to...
Xin Yue et al.
Background: Infection with hepatitis A and hepatitis B virus can increase the risk of morbidity and mortality in persons with chronic liver disease (CLD). The Advisory Committee on Immunization...
Kimberly Bonner et al.
Highlights •High HPV vaccination coverage is critical for preventing cervical cancer worldwide. •School-based programs effectively deliver vaccines to adolescents attending school. •We...
Bvudzai Priscilla Magadzire et al.
A missed opportunity for vaccination (MOV) refers to any contact with health services by an individual who is eligible for vaccination, which does not result in the person receiving the vaccine doses...
Jones MU et al.
We hypothesized that families who are nonadherent to the routine vaccination schedule (RVS) present less frequently for physician visits. We conducted a retrospective chart review to compare the...
Lora Shimp
Home-based records (HBRs) are an important tool for achieving, monitoring and sustaining vaccination coverage; however they have often been under-utilized in immunization programs. Historically many...
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Provider prompts usually consist of electronic prompts in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) or notes/flags in paper charts. Most EHR provider prompts are automatic pop-up alerts that notify the viewer...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Research to minimize barriers and improve coverage of vaccines currently in use: Session 1: Missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV): As a follow-up to the IVIR-AC recommendations in 20141 the...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Reducing missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) is a strategy to increase immunization coverage simply by making better use of existing vaccination sites (at health centres, hospitals,...
The following is a DRAFT set of Preferred Product Characteristics (PPC) for a generic microarray patch (MAP) presentation) with a solid vaccine formulation of a live-attenuated measles-rubella (MR)...
Shrestha et al.
BACKGROUND: Immunization is one of the most effective health interventions averting an estimated 2-3 million deaths every year. In Nepal, as in most low-income countries, infants are immunized with...
Elizabeth B Adedire, Ikeoluwapo Ajayi, Olufunmilayo I Fawole, Olufemi Ajumobi, Simon Kasasa, Peter Wasswa, Patrick Nguku
BACKGROUND: Routine immunisation (RI) contributes immensely to reduction in mortality from vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) among children. The Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, 2008...
Mokdad AH et al.
BACKGROUND: Recent outbreaks of measles in the Americas have received news and popular attention, noting the importance of vaccination to population health. To estimate the potential increase in...
Shrivastwa N et al.
INTRODUCTION: India has one of the lowest immunization rates worldwide despite a longstanding Universal Immunization Program (UIP) that provides free childhood vaccines. This study characterizes the...
Mutua MK et al.
BACKGROUND: More efforts have been put in place to increase full immunization coverage rates in the last decade. Little is known about the levels and consequences of delaying or vaccinating children...
Abel Negussie, Wondewosen Kassahun, Sahilu Assegid, Ada K. Hagan
Background: The prevention of child mortality through immunization is one of the most cost-effective and widely applied public health interventions. In Ethiopia, the Expanded Program on Immunization...
Charity Warigon et al.
Introduction. Poliomyelitis remains a global threat despite availability of oral polio vaccine (OPV), proven to reduce the burden of the paralyzing disease. In Nigeria, children continue to miss the...