Lot quality survey: an appealing method for rapid evaluation of vaccine coverage in developing countries - experience in Turkey


ÇAKIR B. , ÜNER S. , TEMEL F., AKIN L.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.8, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

Özet

Background: Vaccine-preventable diseases cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide and in developing countries in particular. Information on coverage and reasons for non-vaccination is vital to enhance overall vaccination activities. Of the several survey techniques available for investigating vaccination coverage in a given setting, the Lot Quality Technique (LQT) remains appealing and could be used in developing countries by local health personnel of district or rural health authorities to evaluate their performance in vaccination and many other health-related programs. This study aimed to evaluate vaccination coverage using LQT in a selected semi-urban setting in Turkey.