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  1. Did the national campaign for poliomyelitis vaccination achieve its objectives.

    Article - En anglais


    To verify whether the national poliomyelitis vaccination campaign has achieved its objectives.


    Various regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) including Riyadh, Jeddah, Mekkah, Tabbouk and Gizan.

    Material and methods 

    Randomized samples were obtained using the Bowleg's proportional allocation scheme.

    Housing blocks were selected using simple random sampling procedures.

    All Saudis and non-Saudis in the selected blocks were screened using a pre-tested questionnaire administered in a face-to-face interview by trained interviewers.

    The data combined with those of an earlier pilot survey carried out in Al-Khobar area were analyzed.


    A total of 646 households were surveyed ; Riyadh 160, Jeddah 82, Mekkah 50, Tabbouk 164, Gizan 83 and Al-Khobar 107.

    The under five population of children was 618.

    The coverage of the target population was Riyadh 88%, Jeddah 74%, Mekkah 93%, Tabbouk 97%, Gizan 100% and Al-Khobar 100%. Conclusion : The overall percentage coverage in the Kingdom was 92% which attests to the success of the campaign.

    An area concern is Jeddah where the percentage coverage was 74% and should receive more attention during the next national vaccination campaign as well as mopping up vaccinations.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Poliomyélite antérieure, Virose, Infection, Campagne de masse, Vaccination, Immunoprophylaxie, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Résultat, Enfant, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Acute anterior poliomyelitis, Viral disease, Infection, Mass campaign, Vaccination, Immunoprophylaxis, Human, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Result, Child, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0445246

    Code Inist : 002B05C02A. Création : 25/01/1999.