Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts

O'Grady, Kerry-Ann, Krause, Vicki and Andrews, Ross (2009) Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts. Vaccine, 27 2: 307-312. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.09.096


Author O'Grady, Kerry-Ann
Krause, Vicki
Andrews, Ross
Title Immunisation coverage in Australian Indigenous children: Time to move the goal posts
Journal name Vaccine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-410X
1873-2518
Publication date 2009-01-07
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.09.096
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 307
End page 312
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Childhood immunisation coverage reported at 12 to <15 months and 2 years of age, may mask deficiencies in the timeliness of vaccines designed to protect against diseases in infancy. This study aimed to evaluate immunisation timeliness in Indigenous infants in the Northern Territory, Australia. Coverage was analysed at the date children turned 7, 13 and 18 months of age. By 7 months of age, 45.2% of children had completed the recommended schedule, increasing to 49.5% and 81.2% at 13 and 18 months of age, respectively. Immunisation performance benchmarks must focus on improving the timeliness in these children in the first year of life.
Keyword Immunisation
Timeliness
Indigenous
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Available online 31 October 2008. Authors prepress title: "Immunisation in Australian Indigenous infants: Time to move the goal posts".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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