Measles vaccination in pediatric emergency departments during a measles outbreak.
Objective.-To determine the proportion of preschool-aged patients attending two inner-city hospital pediatric emergency departments (EDs) who were eligible for measles vaccination, to describe their demographic and clinical characteristics, and to assess the performance of the ED immunization programs that were implemented during a measles outbreak in vaccinating eligible children.
Setting.-Pediatric EDs of two urban hospitals in Chicago, III, in 1989.
Participants.-Children 6 months to 5 years of age seen in the EDs.
Main Outcome Measures.-The proportion of preschool-aged patients attending the two EDs who were eligible for measles vaccination and the proportion of vaccine-eligible children who were given measles vaccine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Rougeole, Virose, Infection, Vaccination, Urgence, Service hospitalier, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infant, Human, Child, Measles, Viral disease, Infection, Vaccination, Emergency, Hospital ward, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093129
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.