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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

Year: 2008  |  Volume: 14  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 810 - 817

Evaluation of the measles-rubella mass vaccination campaign in the population covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Majdzadeh R., Moradi A., Zeraati H., Ghajarieh Sepanlou S., Zamani G. and Zonobi V.

Abstract

We evaluated the measles-rubella mass vaccination campaign in the Islamic Republic of Iran in December 2003. Vaccination coverage, community awareness of the campaign and the quality of vaccination services were assessed in the population covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. At the end of the campaign 96.4% [95% CI: 94.6%-98.2%] of the population sample [n = 390] had been vaccinated. Awareness of the campaign was 80.59% of the sample [n = 190] at the start, rising to 96.8% during and 100.0% at the end of the campaign. None of the 24 vaccination teams sampled were over the threshold for unacceptable performance. The mass media and vaccination teams demonstrated good performance and have achieved their goals.

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