Original Article

Investigation ofO-24 months vaccination status in children applied to pediatric outpatient clinic in a military hospital


  • Mustafa Gülgün
  • Kürşat Fidancı
  • Abdülbaki Karaoğlu
  • Ömer Güneş
  • Vural Kesik
  • Salih Altun
  • Oğuzhan Babacan
  • Mehmet Saldır

Received Date: 11.03.2013 Accepted Date: 23.07.2013 Gulhane Med J 2014;56(1):13-16

Vaccination is a safe and effective public health practice. This study was performed to determine vaccination status and factors affecting vaccination in children admitted to our outpatient pediatric clinic. A total of 372 patients having complete 0-24 months vaccination records in Kayseri Military Hospital were analyzed. Data including sociodemographic features and 0-24 months vaccination status was obtained. Children were accepted as incomplete vaccinated if they had missed at least one vaccine dose. Children vaccinated with a vaccine not in the National vaccination schedule were accepted as private vaccinated. The mean age was 8.36 ± 2.52 (7-18 years). A total of 317 (85,2%) children were complete vaccinated and 55 (14.8%) were incomplete vaccinated. Haemophilus influenzae type b with ratio of 78,2% was the most incomplete vaccine. A total of 324 (85,2%) children were immunized at least one private vaccine and 48 (12.9%) children were not immunized with any private vaccine. The incomplete vaccinations were more prevalent at the age of 7 years (p < 0.05) and in the children having <3 siblings (p < 0.05). To be more successful in vaccination, informative programs reaching to ali public in local and national level should be considered about the vaccines especially new ones in practice.

Keywords: Immunisation, incomplete immunisation, child