Monitoring coverage of fully immunized children

Photo uploaded by Dana InglehartImmunization programs monitor 3rd dose of DPT-containing vaccine coverage as a principal indicator; however, this does not inform about coverage with other vaccines.To determine whether and to what extent the status of fully immunized children (FIC) coverage is being monitored in East and Southern African countries, JSI's Asnakew Tsega and Robert Steinglass (of the Maternal and Child Integrated Program (MCHIP) and WHO's Fussum Daniel conducted a mini survey among 19 national program managers in March 2014. The survey showed that most countries monitor FIC coverage and understand the importance of monitoring FIC coverage as a national immunization indicator.

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