undervaccination

undervaccination

(ŭn″dĕr-vak″sĭ-nā′shŏn)
Selective, partial, or delayed vaccination.
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Local-level vaccination coverage data provide opportunities for immunization programs to identify schools, districts, counties, or regions susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases and for schools to address undervaccination through implementation of existing state and local vaccination policies (1) to protect communities through increased coverage.
Several parent surveys have determined that lack of provider recommendation is a leading reason for undervaccination among adolescents.
Other studies have found that, in addition to demographic characteristics of parents, the main reasons for undervaccination are related to the difficulty of accessing services, the attitudes and beliefs of health professionals, the fear of side effects and lack of trust in health providers (Favin et al 2012).
Given extensive undervaccination and undertreatment of other communicable diseases during the epidemic, it was expected that a large number of disease outbreaks would go undetected (17,18), but we did not anticipate that CEBS would detect a few of them.
The story returns to the psychological experience of patients both in and after the hospital before wrapping up with a discussion of how medicine advanced after the polio vaccine and the present threat of resurgence due to undervaccination.
Lieu, a Kaiser Permanente pediatrician and director of the Division of Research said that these findings proved unconfirmed reports about undervaccination incidence in certain areas.
We conducted a retrospective case-control study in October 2004 to investigate undervaccination as a factor contributing to ongoing transmission of Hib after introduction of the conjugate vaccine.
Undervaccination for hepatitis B among young men who have sex with men San Francisco and Berkeley, California, 1992-1993.
Supporting the continued development of state and local immunization information systems to monitor vaccination coverage can help identify areas of undervaccination that might not be easily detected by the national monitoring program.
Current events have shown us the consequences of undervaccination as outbreaks of measles and pertussis have been associated with groups of unvaccinated individuals.
African American children are at increased risk for undervaccination.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee cited the following major reasons for undervaccination of adults:[6]