Childhood vaccination programmes
Childhood vaccination continues to be one of the most cost‐effective health policy interventions. All OECD countries or, in some cases, sub‐national jurisdictions have established vaccination programmes based on their interpretation of the risks and benefits of each vaccine. Coverage of these programmes can be considered as a quality of care indicator. Pertussis, measles and hepatitis B are taken here as examples as they represent in timing and frequency of vaccination the full spectrum of organisational challenges related to childhood vaccination.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2011-11-01