Timeliness of childhood vaccinations in the Philippines.

Raguindin, Peter Francis; Morales-Dizon, Merrylle; Aldaba, Josephine; Mangulabnan, Lailani P; Reyes, Renelyn P; Batmunkh, Nyambat; Ducusin, Maria Joyce; Lopez, Anna Lena (2021). Timeliness of childhood vaccinations in the Philippines. Journal of public health policy, 42(1), pp. 53-70. Palgrave Macmillan 10.1057/s41271-020-00255-w

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Timeliness of vaccinations is rarely part of monitoring in a routine immunization program. We reviewed infant immunization and conducted caregiver interviews in three regions in the Philippines from January to October 2016. We randomly selected thirty public health centers, one for each region. We defined timeliness of the receipt of antigen as within 4 weeks after the recommended age at vaccination. We assessed a total of 986 infants for timeliness of vaccination. The median age of receipt of vaccine was at 2.7 weeks (BCG), 10.1 weeks (Penta 1), and 21.7 weeks (Penta 3) compared to the recommended 0, 6, and 14 weeks of age, respectively. We found timely receipt only in 74.4% for BCG, 70.3% for Penta 1, and 39.1% for Penta 3 recipients. Thus, alongside declining immunization coverage, the infants in the Philippines had substantial delays in vaccine receipt.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

UniBE Contributor:

Raguindin, Peter Francis

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1745-655X

Publisher:

Palgrave Macmillan

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

14 Jan 2021 17:47

Last Modified:

22 Mar 2021 01:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1057/s41271-020-00255-w

PubMed ID:

33398056

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Immunization Immunization program Immunization schedule Philippines Routine immunization

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151323

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151323

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