Rubella seroprevalence among first-grade primary school students in a district in Istanbul, Turkey


Ay P. , Topuzoglu A. , Korukluoglu G., Cali S.

PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.120, ss.267-273, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 120 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.puhe.2005.09.006
  • Dergi Adı: PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.267-273

Özet

Objectives Rubella vaccination is not included in the national immunization programme of Turkey. However, it is on the market and is recommended, mainly by the private sector, at the age of 12-15 months. Introduction of the rubella vaccine without achieving high coverage has the risk of shifting the mean age of rubella infection among the unvaccinated population to reproductive ages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalance of rubella and the factors associated with seropositivity among primary school students in Umraniye, a district of Istanbul.