Spatial and socio-demographic predictors of time-to-immunization in a rural area in Kenya: Is equity attainable?


Moïsi, JC; Kabuka, J; Mitingi, D; Levine, OS; Scott, JA; (2010) Spatial and socio-demographic predictors of time-to-immunization in a rural area in Kenya: Is equity attainable? Vaccine, 28 (35). pp. 5725-30. ISSN 0264-410X DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.06.011

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Abstract

We conducted a vaccine coverage survey in Kilifi District, Kenya in order to identify predictors of childhood immunization. We calculated travel time to vaccine clinics and examined its relationship to immunization coverage and timeliness among the 2169 enrolled children (median age: 12.5 months). 86% had vaccine cards available, >95% had received three doses of DTP-HepB-Hib and polio vaccines and 88% of measles. Travel time did not affect vaccination coverage or timeliness. The Kenyan EPI reaches nearly all children in Kilifi and delays in vaccination are few, suggesting that vaccines will have maximal impact on child morbidity and mortality.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 20600489
Web of Science ID: 280988800011
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1440419

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