Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría
Print version ISSN 1024-0675
MAZZI GONZALES DE PRADA, Eduardo and ALUMNOS DE 5° ANO DE LA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA. UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN ANDRES. UMSA. Completion of the vaccination schedule in children admitted to a hospital. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2008, vol.47, n.3, pp. 139-143. ISSN 1024-0675.
Objective: to verify the completion of the vaccination schedule recommended by the National Immunization Program in children 1 to 4 years of age, admitted to a pediatric hospital. Place: hospital del Niño "Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uria". La Paz- Bolivia. Type of study: observation. Materials and methods: we reviewed during six months the immunizations status of 277 children, 1 to 4 years of age, admitted to a pediatric hospital in order to see whether they had received the following vaccines: BCG, pentavalent, POV and MMR. Results: of the 277 children studied, 155 were girls and 122 males. 91 % received the BCG vaccines; 80% the pentavalent # 1, 70% #2, and 58% # 3. 80% received the POV; 71% the second dose and only 61% the third dose. The MMR vaccines were received by only 56% of the children Conclusions: a high percentage of children have not been properly inoculated as recommended by the National Vaccine Program in Bolivia. It is very important to encourage all parties concerned to achieve a complete scheme of vaccinations.
Keywords : Immunizations; Vaccines; National Immunization Program; Child health.