catch-up vaccination


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catch-up vaccination

The immunization of unvaccinated children at the most convenient times (e.g., on the first day of school) rather than at the optimal time for antibody production. Because many children miss vaccines at regularly scheduled times, catch-up immunization offers unvaccinated children, their families, and the communities in which they live a second opportunity for disease prevention and control.
Synonym: catch-up immunization
See also: vaccination
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The case described in this report can serve as a reminder of the importance of catch-up vaccination of older children and adolescents to prevent varicella and its serious complications later in life when disease can be more severe.
When adequate levels are reached, children who missed [greater than or equal to]1 dose of vaccine should be recalled and vaccinated, and catch-up vaccination levels should be monitored.
In a second analysis, catch-up vaccination of children from 2 to 4.
Recommendations have included universal hepatitis B vaccination of API infants beginning in 1990 and catch-up vaccination for API children aged [less than]7 years [5].
The program, which began in 1983, includes screening of pregnant women for the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen, routine three-dose anti-HBV vaccination of all children as part of the standard immunization schedule, and catch-up vaccination of other susceptible people (J.
Following the implementation of measles catch-up vaccination campaigns in the remaining five countries, the number of reported measles cases decreased by 93% (Figure 1); 56,123 cases were reported by the five countries in 1996, compared with 3672 cases in 1998.
In communities with high rates of hepatitis A and periodic outbreaks, The ACIP recommends routine vaccination of young children and catch-up vaccination of previously unvaccinated older children (1).
However, no catch-up vaccinations had been planned.