Immunization in urban areas: issues and strategies.

  title={Immunization in urban areas: issues and strategies.},
  author={S J Atkinson and James Cheyne},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={72 2},
In the past, immunization programmes have focused primarily on rural areas. However, with the recognition of the increasing numbers of urban poor, it is timely to review urban immunization activities. This update addresses two questions: Is there any need to be concerned about urban immunization and, if so, is more of the same kind of rural EPI activity needed or are there specific urban issues that need specific urban strategies? Vaccine-preventable diseases have specific urban patterns that… CONTINUE READING

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