Immunization status of children in foster care: the first italian data

Piero Valentini, Pietro Ferrara, Giovanna Carmela Fabrizio, Francesca Ianniello, Antonio Gatto, Lorenza Romani, Francesco Alvaro

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Abstract

AIM: To evaluate vaccination coverage among children living in forest care. METHODS: Data come from paediatric evaluation of a sample of children in group--homes in Rome, between September 2011 and April 2012, and compared vs general population group. RESULTS: About children in foster care it was found that 91/112 children (81.2%) had the vaccine coverage for all vaccines that compose the hexavalent (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine;; 88/112 (78.6%) have been vaccinated for measles--mumps--rubella;; 10/112 (8.9%) were vaccinated with meningococcal vaccine;; 15/112 (13.4%) have been vaccinated with vaccine anti--pneumococcal. The data compared with general population showed a difference between the two groups (p<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The vaccination status is an important gauge to evaluate the quality of assistance in children in the general population and more than in this vulnerable group of children.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
RivistaMinerva Pediatrica
VolumeN/A
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014

Keywords

  • Imunization

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