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Abstract

Objectives  We conducted a case study of an urban immunization outreach strategy to determine the feasibility of the intervention and to measure administrative immunization coverage outcomes.

Methods  A multipronged strategy for improving immunization coverage in Urban Patna, India, was implemented for 1 year (2009/2010). The strategy was designed to increase immunization sites, shift human resources, plan logistics, improve community mobilization, provide supervision, strengthen data flow and implement special vaccination drives.

Results  Over 1 year, the coverage of all primary vaccines of the Universal Immunization Program improved by over 100%.

Conclusion  Coverage can be rapidly improved through outreach immunization in low socioeconomic areas if existing opportunities are carefully utilized.

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2011.02916.x

Affiliations: 1:  UNICEF, Field Office of Bihar, Patna, India 2:  Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, USA 3:  Unicef Country Office, New Delhi, India 4:  Department of Health Services, Government of Bihar, Patna, India

Publication date: March 1, 2012

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