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Missed opportunities and inappropriately given vaccines reduce immunisation coverage in facilities that serve slum areas of Nairobi



Missed opportunities and inappropriately given vaccines reduce immunisation coverage in facilities that serve slum areas of Nairobi



East African Medical Journal 81(3): 124-129



Objectives: To quantify missed opportunities for immunization, document reasons for their occurrence and evaluate the extent of inappropriately given vaccine doses. Design: A cross sectional study of children under two years of age attending health facilities. Setting: Six health facilities predominantly serving the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Methodology: Information on vaccination was extracted from child immunization cards as well as from mothers or guardians of children.

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