Vaccination Situation in the First Month of Life of Children of Childhood Education

  • Luiza Helena dos Santos Wesp Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Paula Fernanda Brandão Batista dos Santos Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Willyana Freire Bispo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Mariana Fernandes de Almeida Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Lidiana Luana Inácio da Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Talita de Figueiredo Galhardo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Michelle da Silva Carneiro Galvão Universidade Potiguar (UnP)
  • Eliabe Rodrigues de Medeiros Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Erika Simone Galvão Pinto Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)

Abstract

Introduction: The Brazilian vaccination schedule is a strategy used in disease prevention by providing immunobiologicals to the population and the BCG and Hepatitis B vaccines are the first to be administered shortly after birth. Objective: Describe the vaccination status of BCG and Hepatitis B vaccines in the first month of life of children of childhood education. Methodology: Epidemiological, descriptive and retrospective study, with quantitative approach, conducted from data available in 1,434 copies of children's immunization cards enrolled in childhood education in the municipality of Natal/RN, Brazil. Data were collected through checklist, categorized by Microsoft Office Excel 2013, exported to statistical software and presented in tables and graphs through simple descriptive statistics. Results: The BCG vaccine showed 98.5% of children with full immunization schedule, 1.2% unvaccinated and 0.8% had record failures. In the case of the hepatitis B vaccine, 98.9% had complete vaccination schedule, 0.6% for unvaccinated children and 0.4% had flaws that prevented their analysis. Final thoughts: The vaccination status of the children had complete immunization schedule rates higher than the target set by the National Immunization Program, but the presence of registry errors prevented the analysis of cards.
Published
Nov 1, 2016
How to Cite
WESP, Luiza Helena dos Santos et al. Vaccination Situation in the First Month of Life of Children of Childhood Education. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, nov. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1989>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2147.
Section
Epidemiology

Keywords

Pediatric Nursing; Vaccines; Vaccinations against Hepatitis B; BCG Vaccine.

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