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LI SHENG, SHU-YAN ZUO, JING XIE, YA-LI QI, YI-BING TONG, GUANG-PENG TANG, JUN ZHOU, DA-YONG ZHANG, CHANG-BING LONG, WEN DU, ZI-JIAN FENG. Feasibility Study of Enforcing Immunization Check Before Primary School or Kindergarten Enrollment in Guizhou Province,China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2007, 20(5): 357-365.
Citation: LI SHENG, SHU-YAN ZUO, JING XIE, YA-LI QI, YI-BING TONG, GUANG-PENG TANG, JUN ZHOU, DA-YONG ZHANG, CHANG-BING LONG, WEN DU, ZI-JIAN FENG. Feasibility Study of Enforcing Immunization Check Before Primary School or Kindergarten Enrollment in Guizhou Province,China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2007, 20(5): 357-365.

Feasibility Study of Enforcing Immunization Check Before Primary School or Kindergarten Enrollment in Guizhou Province,China

Funds:  WHO, the Chinese Ministry of Health and the American CDC
  • To study the feasibility of enforcing immunization certificate check before children enroll in primary schools or kindergartens in Guizhou Province. Methods Quantitative and qualitative studies were conducted. The multi-stage and cluster sampling approach was adopted for the quantitative part of the study. A questionnaire was designed and 996 children and their keepers were interviewed. Principals, doctors or teachers of the primary schools, directors and child care nurses of kindergarten, and staff of immunization agencies were invited to take part in 12 focus group discussions; meanwhile,face-to-face individual in-depth interviews with 16 officials of the Health, Education and Governmental Departments at various levels were conducted. Results The total number of subjects was 996. 16.7% of the children in the study completed all the procedures of the National Immunization Programme. 34.3% of them had immunization certificates while the remainder 44.7%registered in immunization agencies. Factors, including the migrant children, doubt about vaccine efficiency, mother's occupation and educational background, knowledge of the National Immunization Programme on targeted vaccines, played an important role in obtaining or not immunization certificates. 95% of the keepers interviewed thought the immunization certificates were useful; 94.8% of them considered the check was critical while only 3.6% of them thought it unnecessary. The first reason from those who found it unnecessary was that they feared that repeated immunization might affect their children's health.The second reason was the cost of immunization, which some of them could not afford to pay. However, the Health Department expressed a favorable attitude to the checking scheme. Though the Education Department agreed that the scheme was essential, they worried that it would affect the enrollment rate. Conclusion In spite of the difficulty in administering immunization certificate check, the effort would be rewarding for raising the immunization coverage rate among the children in Guizhou Province.
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Feasibility Study of Enforcing Immunization Check Before Primary School or Kindergarten Enrollment in Guizhou Province,China

Funds:  WHO, the Chinese Ministry of Health and the American CDC

Abstract: To study the feasibility of enforcing immunization certificate check before children enroll in primary schools or kindergartens in Guizhou Province. Methods Quantitative and qualitative studies were conducted. The multi-stage and cluster sampling approach was adopted for the quantitative part of the study. A questionnaire was designed and 996 children and their keepers were interviewed. Principals, doctors or teachers of the primary schools, directors and child care nurses of kindergarten, and staff of immunization agencies were invited to take part in 12 focus group discussions; meanwhile,face-to-face individual in-depth interviews with 16 officials of the Health, Education and Governmental Departments at various levels were conducted. Results The total number of subjects was 996. 16.7% of the children in the study completed all the procedures of the National Immunization Programme. 34.3% of them had immunization certificates while the remainder 44.7%registered in immunization agencies. Factors, including the migrant children, doubt about vaccine efficiency, mother's occupation and educational background, knowledge of the National Immunization Programme on targeted vaccines, played an important role in obtaining or not immunization certificates. 95% of the keepers interviewed thought the immunization certificates were useful; 94.8% of them considered the check was critical while only 3.6% of them thought it unnecessary. The first reason from those who found it unnecessary was that they feared that repeated immunization might affect their children's health.The second reason was the cost of immunization, which some of them could not afford to pay. However, the Health Department expressed a favorable attitude to the checking scheme. Though the Education Department agreed that the scheme was essential, they worried that it would affect the enrollment rate. Conclusion In spite of the difficulty in administering immunization certificate check, the effort would be rewarding for raising the immunization coverage rate among the children in Guizhou Province.

LI SHENG, SHU-YAN ZUO, JING XIE, YA-LI QI, YI-BING TONG, GUANG-PENG TANG, JUN ZHOU, DA-YONG ZHANG, CHANG-BING LONG, WEN DU, ZI-JIAN FENG. Feasibility Study of Enforcing Immunization Check Before Primary School or Kindergarten Enrollment in Guizhou Province,China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2007, 20(5): 357-365.
Citation: LI SHENG, SHU-YAN ZUO, JING XIE, YA-LI QI, YI-BING TONG, GUANG-PENG TANG, JUN ZHOU, DA-YONG ZHANG, CHANG-BING LONG, WEN DU, ZI-JIAN FENG. Feasibility Study of Enforcing Immunization Check Before Primary School or Kindergarten Enrollment in Guizhou Province,China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2007, 20(5): 357-365.

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