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Title: Infant vaccination coverage in 2005 and predictive factors for complete or valid vaccination in Flanders, Belgium: an EPI-survey
Authors: Theeten, Heidi
HENS, Niel
Vandermeulen, Corinne
Depoorter, Anne-Marie
Roelants, Mathieu
Hoppenbrouwers, Karel
Van Damme, Pierre
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: VACCINE, 25(26). p. 4940-4948
Abstract: To assess changes in infant vaccination coverage in Flanders since 1999, an EPI-survey was performed in 2005. The parents of 1354 children aged 18-24 months were interviewed at home and the vaccination documents were checked. Several factors possibly related to vaccination status were examined with parametric and non-parametric methods. The coverage rate of recommended vaccines, i.e. poliomyelitis, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, H. influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and meningococcal C, reached at least 92.2%, which is a significant rise for MMR, hepatitis B and Hib since 1999. The vaccinating physician, the employment situation of the mother and the family income were significant predictive factors for having received all recommended vaccine doses (complete schedule), also when considering only doses that were according to minimal age and interval criteria (valid schedule). (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Univ Antwerp, Ctr Evaluat Vaccinat, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium. Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Youth Hlth Care, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium. Vrije Univ Brussels, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.Theeten, H, Univ Antwerp, Ctr Evaluat Vaccinat, Univ Pl 1, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium.heidi.theeten@ua.ac.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/4036
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2007.03.032
ISI #: 000247547400010
ISSN: 0264-410X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2008
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