Vaccination coverage in indigenous and immigrant children under 3 years of age in Catalonia (Spain)

E. Borràs, A. Domínguez, J. Batalla, N. Torner, N. Cardeñosa, M. Nebot, A. Plasencia, L. Salleras

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Abstract

Vaccination coverage in a representative sample of children under 3 years of age in Catalonia (Spain) was studied. Parents of children selected were contacted and asked for the child's vaccination card. A total of 630 children were included, of whom 570 were indigenous and 60 immigrants. Primary vaccination coverage was 96.5% for indigenous and 85% for immigrant children (p = 0.0001), while the coverage of primary vaccination plus booster doses was 88.6% in indigenous and 78.3% in immigrant children (p = 0.02). Efforts should be made to increase primary vaccination coverage in immigrant children and booster dose coverage in both indigenous and immigrant children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3240-3243
Number of pages4
JournalVaccine
Volume25
Issue number16 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Immigrant
  • Vaccination coverage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)

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