J Korean Soc Matern Child Health.  2019 Jul;23(3):175-184. 10.21896/jksmch.2019.23.3.175.

Rotavirus Vaccine Coverage and Related Factors

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Daejeon Health Institute of Technology, Daejeon, Korea. jsy0416@hit.ac.kr
  • 3Division of Infectious Disease Control, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The vaccination level of rotavirus vaccine not supported by the government is not known. As vaccines not included in the national immunization schedule are not registered in the computerized national immunization registry system, their vaccination rate cannot be calculated according to the same method used in government-supported vaccines. Therefore, this study aimed to measure the status of the vaccination rate of rotavirus not included in the national immunization schedule.
METHODS
The target population is the 0-year-old cohort. The survey population was composed of registered children born in 2017 enrolled in the Immunization Registry Information System. The survey was conducted through a computerized telephone survey method. The survey variables were as follows: vaccination order and date, provider, and data source. Factors related to complete vaccination were the child's sex, residence, birth order, and parents' age, educational level, and job status.
RESULTS
Children's vaccination rates for the rotavirus vaccine by 2017 were 88.0%, 86.9%, and 96.6% for the first, second, and third doses, respectively. The rate of complete vaccination was 85.6%. The factors related to rotavirus complete vaccination were the child's sex and birth order, area of residence, parents' age and job status, and father's education level.
CONCLUSION
In the future, it is necessary to conduct regular investigations on the rate of rotavirus vaccination as a tool for the development of the rotavirus infectious diseases control policy or as an evaluation tool for vaccine programs.

Keyword

Rotavirus; Vaccine coverage; Related factors

MeSH Terms

Birth Order
Child
Cohort Studies
Communicable Diseases
Education
Health Services Needs and Demand
Humans
Immunization
Immunization Schedule
Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Systems
Methods
Rotavirus*
Surveys and Questionnaires
Telephone
Vaccination
Vaccines
Vaccines
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