Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) conjugate vaccine following discharge from hospital
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) conjugate vaccine following discharge from hospital. INFECTION, 31 (5). pp. 324-326. ISSN 0300-8126Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-003-3189-z
Background: This study was undertaken to ascertain Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccination status following discharge from hospital and to determine the time taken to vaccinate with Hib conjugate vaccine following hospital discharge of unvaccinated children. Materials and Methods: Population-based cross-sectional survey involving children aged 3-59 months admitted to a hospital with Laboratory confirmed invasive H. influenzae disease. Results: Of 51 eligible children, 42 (82%) had not received Hib conjugate vaccine prior to admission. No children were immunized prior to discharge. Vaccination following discharge took an average of 110 days (range 3-441 days). More than one quarter (28%) remained unvaccinated following discharge. If these children had been immunized, immunization coverage among this group of children would have increased significantly from 73% to 98% (p = 0.0017). Conclusion: In the immediate post-Hib conjugate vaccine period, delayed immunization after discharge was identified. This reduces the individual and community benefits of immunization.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INFECTION|
|Publisher:||MMV MEDIEN & MEDIZIN VERLAGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 324-326|
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