Evaluation of Childhood Immunization Coverage in Jasikan District

ABSTRACT

This is a study of the evaluation of the Expanded Programme on Immunization Coverage in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region of Ghana between October and December, 1995 with particular attention to childhood immunization coverage. This was a cross-sectional study using the WHO 30-7 cluster sampling method. The sample population were 219 children aged 12-23 months and their mothers. The primary objective of the study was to assess the childhood immunization coverage in the Jasikan District. In the study population 48.4 per cent of the children were fully immunized, 49.3 per cent partially and 2.3 per cent non immunized. The individual valid vaccine coverage was 83.1 per cent for BCG, 75 per cent for DPT3, 75.8 per cent for OPV3 and 67.1 per cent for measles. The drop out rate for DPT1-DPT3 was 8.2 per cent whilst that of BCG-measles was 18.3 per c e n t. O f the 182 children who had BCG recorded on their Road to Health cards, 4.4 per cent did not have the BCG scars. The completion of immunization schedules by one year among the 219 children was positively associated (P

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APA

NTUMY, R (2021). Evaluation of Childhood Immunization Coverage in Jasikan District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-childhood-immunization-coverage-in-jasikan-district

MLA 8th

NTUMY, RAPHAEL "Evaluation of Childhood Immunization Coverage in Jasikan District" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-childhood-immunization-coverage-in-jasikan-district. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

NTUMY, RAPHAEL . "Evaluation of Childhood Immunization Coverage in Jasikan District". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-childhood-immunization-coverage-in-jasikan-district >.

Chicago

NTUMY, RAPHAEL . "Evaluation of Childhood Immunization Coverage in Jasikan District" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-childhood-immunization-coverage-in-jasikan-district