Missed opportunities of vaccination in primary health care establishments in Ecuador

Título traducido de la contribución: Oportunidades perdidas de vacunación en centros de atención primaria en Ecuador

R. Jimbo Sotomayor, L. Armijos Acurio, X. Sánchez Choez, M. Vilema Ortiz, G. Ghisays, D. Moyota Quinzo, F. Moreta Colcha

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Objective: Evaluate the attributable causes that originate missed opportunities of vaccination (OPDV) in the centers of attention level of the District of Health of the city of Quito. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was based on an exit survey to 368 caregivers of children 5 years old and under in all the primary care establishments in district 17D05 in Quito in 2017. We performed a univariate and bivariate analysis to describe the population and any related risk factors. Results: A total of 368 children had their vaccination card, out of which 123 (33,4%) had an incomplete vaccination scheme for their age; 44 (35,7%) were candidates for possible vaccination during their visit to the health center, but only 21 (44,7%) were vaccinated. The main causes attributed to the lack of vaccination were that the caregiver had not taken the child to the health center for vaccination (76,2%) and causes related to the knowledge of the health professionals (19%). The only statistically significant risk factor found that was related to a higher probability of missing a vaccination opportunity was the caregivers age. Conclusions: The OPDV were mainly attributed to causes related to the demand of the service, that is, to reasons generated from the parents or caregivers and to a lesser extent to the attitudes of the health personnel studied from the point of view of the user.

Título traducido de la contribuciónOportunidades perdidas de vacunación en centros de atención primaria en Ecuador
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)46-52
Número de páginas7
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul. 2019

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