Uptake of neonatal BCG vaccination in England: performance of the current policy recommendations.


Nguipdop-Djomo, P; Mangtani, P; Pedrazzoli, D; Rodrigues, LC; Abubakar, I; (2014) Uptake of neonatal BCG vaccination in England: performance of the current policy recommendations. Thorax, 69 (1). pp. 87-9. ISSN 0040-6376 DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-203931

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Abstract

: BCG uptake among infants in England has not been measured since targeted infant vaccination replaced universal schoolchildren vaccination in 2005, mainly because of the challenges in defining denominators. We estimated uptake between 2006 and 2008 by dividing number of BCG doses administered to infants by number of all live births (where BCG vaccination is universal) or ethnic minority/Eastern Europeans live births (where infant-BCG vaccination is selective). Weighted average uptake was 68% (95% CI 65% to 71%), slightly higher in primary care trusts with universal (72% (95% CI 64% to 80%)) than selective (66% (95% CI 61% to 70%)) policy; and also 13% higher in areas vaccinating in postnatal wards compared with community settings.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
TB Centre
PubMed ID: 23853248
Web of Science ID: 348587800017
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1060083

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