Immunization Status of Hospitalized Preschool-Age Children: The Need for Hospital-Based Immunization Programs

Cynthia J. Tifft, Howard M. Lederman

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Abstract

The records of 102 hospitalized preschool-age children were reviewed to determine their immunization status. Nineteen children (19%) had a documented delay in immunizations. None of these children were immunized prior to hospital discharge, although no contraindications to immunization had been identified. Two to five months after hospital discharge, ten patients (53%) were still deficient. Compliance with recommended immunization schedules is not adequately addressed during hospital admissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-720
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume142
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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