Assessing Measles Vaccination Coverage in Children Under Five Years of Age in Developing Country

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Abstract

This is a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted in the River Nile State, Sudan; known with increasing morbidity of Measles. The objective is assess Measles vaccination and possibly other factors leading to abnormal high level of cases. A community-based cross-sectional, descriptive study using a questionnaire was designed to collect data, a sample of 183 was collected, vaccination cards were viewed to obtain information about vaccination status directors of Epidemiology and Immunization departments in the state was interviewed to collect data regarding Measles vaccination coverage and cases reports. The study clarified that, according to the state reports Measles vaccination coverage in children under five years old was 92% of the targeted population. While only 73.8% of the study group was vaccinated by the routine immunization system, the availability of measles vaccination service at the centers was 98.4%.78.7% of vaccination services were provided by static centers. Barriers discovered were suboptimal access to measles immunization represented in distant health center 19.7% (more than 5 km), on foot access to center 44.3%, rejection of vaccination from mothers7%).study recommended increasing the number of static and sub-centers, activating the health education programs to raise awareness, using simple attractive message to educate the public about the disease, and the importance of vaccination and encouraging mothers to vaccinate their children.

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Ahmed EBH, Elhassan AM, Natto HA, Bushara MO, Elamin FO, Alfaifi MS, et al. Assessing Measles Vaccination Coverage in Children Under Five Years of Age in Developing Country. Int J Pharm Res Allied Sci. 2023;12(1):10-6. https://doi.org/10.51847/WNLIYaG0rx
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Ahmed, E. B. H., Elhassan, A. M., Natto, H. A., Bushara, M. O., Elamin, F. O., Alfaifi, M. S., & Sinky, T. H. (2023). Assessing Measles Vaccination Coverage in Children Under Five Years of Age in Developing Country. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences, 12(1), 10-16. https://doi.org/10.51847/WNLIYaG0rx