Vaccination coverage and reasons for non-vaccination in a district of Istanbul


Torun S., Bakirci N.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.6, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-125
  • Title of Journal : BMC PUBLIC HEALTH

Abstract

Background: In order to control and eliminate the vaccine preventable diseases it is important to know the vaccination coverage and reasons for non-vaccination. The primary objective of this study was to determine the complete vaccination rate; the reasons for non-vaccination and the predictors that influence vaccination of children. The other objective was to determine coverage of measles vaccination of the Measles Immunization Days ( MID) 2005 for children aged 9 month to 6 years in a region of Umraniye, Istanbul, Turkey.