Tetanus and Diphtheria Immunization Coverage in Ecuadorian Children after a National Vaccination Campaign

Harald Brüssow, Josette Sidoti, Wilma B. Freire

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Between October 1985 and June 1986, a national vaccination campaign was launched in Ecuador. Between March and November 1986, 7798 Ecuadorian children <5 years old were enrolled in a representative health survey, According to their vaccination cards, 65% of children had a complete series of three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccination. Serum samples were obtained from a subset of 1400 children; by ELISA, 80% had serologic evidence of recent DTP vaccination and >80% of the newborns had tetanus antitoxin titers, indicating recent tetanus vaccination of their mothers. For all 1400 children, median tetanus and diphtheria antitoxin titers were 1.0 and 0.6 IV/mL, respectively. These data indicate the possibility of success of such vaccination campaigns if supported by the government.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)479-483
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volumen168
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - ago. 1993
Publicado de forma externa

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