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Emmanuel E. Ekanem

Department of Pediatrics, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Immunization Completion Rates in a Cottage Hospital in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria
    Author(s): Akinwumi O. Fajola, Emmanuel E. Ekanem*, Babatunde A. Ande, Rakiya S. Usman and Chidozie N. Umejiego

    Background: Weak vaccine delivery systems and poor immunization coverage have been perennial problems in Nigeria. This work was designed to assess the effectiveness of vaccine delivery in a Community Cottage Hospital in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria by determining immunization completion and drop-out rates among infants registered in the facility from January 2014 to January 2015. Methodology: Immunization records at the centre were examined for completion of immunization schedule and drop-outs. Mothers whose infants missed immunization were contacted by phone to ascertain the reason(s). Results: Three hundred and sixty-two infants were registered in the centre for immunization in the period. Of these 358 (98.80%) infants completed their schedule according to the Nigeria National Programme on Immunizatio.. Read More»

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