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dc.contributor.authorBraima, O
dc.contributor.authorRigney, A
dc.contributor.authorRyan, C A
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, C
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-28T12:14:39Z
dc.date.available2011-02-28T12:14:39Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.citationUptake of newly introduced universal BCG vaccination in newborns. 2010, 103 (6):187-8 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102
dc.identifier.pmid20669606
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/123086
dc.description.abstractUniversal neonatal BCG vaccination was discontinued in Cork in 1972. Following an outbreak of TB in 2 creches in the HSE South, a universal BCG vaccination program was re-introduced in October 2008. The aim of this study was to determine the vaccination process (in-hospital and community) and the in-hospital uptake of the vaccine. Following informed parental consent, babies of birth weight > 2.5 Kg were eligible for in-hospital vaccination if they were not: febrile, jaundiced on phototherapy, on antibiotics and if not born to HIV- positive mothers. Parents of babies not vaccinated in-hospital were asked to book an appointment in either of the 2 Cork community clinics. The immunisation nurse collected data on BCG vaccination, prospectively. This study examined vaccination uptakes in-hospital and community over a 6 month period (October 2008 to March 2009). There were 4018 deliveries during the study period. In-hospital consent was declined in only 16 babies (<1%) while the in-hospital vaccination uptake was 80% of total liv births. Although 635 newborns were admitted to the NICU, only 46 (8%) were vaccinated while in the NICU. At least 48% of planned community vaccination has been achieved to date. In conclusion, in-hospital consent was almost universal and vaccination uptake was satisfactory. NICU exclusion criteria accounted for a significant proportion of non-vaccination in-hospital. These criteria need to be readdressed considering that all premature babies are given other routine newborn vaccines at 2 months of age, regardless of weight.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBCG Vaccine
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshImmunization Programs
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis
dc.titleUptake of newly introduced universal BCG vaccination in newborns.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neonatology, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T11:22:57Z
html.description.abstractUniversal neonatal BCG vaccination was discontinued in Cork in 1972. Following an outbreak of TB in 2 creches in the HSE South, a universal BCG vaccination program was re-introduced in October 2008. The aim of this study was to determine the vaccination process (in-hospital and community) and the in-hospital uptake of the vaccine. Following informed parental consent, babies of birth weight > 2.5 Kg were eligible for in-hospital vaccination if they were not: febrile, jaundiced on phototherapy, on antibiotics and if not born to HIV- positive mothers. Parents of babies not vaccinated in-hospital were asked to book an appointment in either of the 2 Cork community clinics. The immunisation nurse collected data on BCG vaccination, prospectively. This study examined vaccination uptakes in-hospital and community over a 6 month period (October 2008 to March 2009). There were 4018 deliveries during the study period. In-hospital consent was declined in only 16 babies (<1%) while the in-hospital vaccination uptake was 80% of total liv births. Although 635 newborns were admitted to the NICU, only 46 (8%) were vaccinated while in the NICU. At least 48% of planned community vaccination has been achieved to date. In conclusion, in-hospital consent was almost universal and vaccination uptake was satisfactory. NICU exclusion criteria accounted for a significant proportion of non-vaccination in-hospital. These criteria need to be readdressed considering that all premature babies are given other routine newborn vaccines at 2 months of age, regardless of weight.


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