underimmunization

underimmunization

Public health A level of immunization which is suboptimal for a person or population Causes Financial factors, mother's age, race, education, socioeconomic status, birth order, prenatal care. See Racial inequaliy.
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Cases of underimmunization within the (http://pediatrics.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics.
This second campaign is to boost awareness, partly out of a fear that the risks of underimmunization are not fully understood.
Underimmunization among children: Effects of safety concerns on immunization status.
ACIP's statement comes on the heels of a recently announced initiative that will urge health care groups to develop policies to improve underimmunization among health care personnel.
Maternal and pediatric factors associated with underimmunization and hospitalization for pertussis are poorly understood, but young maternal age and low birth weight have been associated with pertussis among young infants.
Many examples of the risks of underimmunization have been published.
Is Underimmunization a Marker for Insufficient Utilization of Preventive and Primary Care?
5 percent), although underimmunization continues to remain a problem for low-income children and children of races other than white (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1994).