MMR immunisation coverage in Christchurch. Christchurch Immunisation Coordination Committee.

Abstract

AIM To measure measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunisation status of a birth cohort at 18 months of age. METHOD All children born in Christchurch in June, July and August 1995 who were alive at 18 months of age (n = 999), were matched with MMR immunisation benefit claims. Those not listed were traced. RESULT The final immunisation coverage rate was estimated at 85%. CONCLUSION An 85% coverage rate at 18 months fell well short of the Immunisation 2000 target of 95% coverage by two years of age.

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@article{Ford1998MMRIC, title={MMR immunisation coverage in Christchurch. Christchurch Immunisation Coordination Committee.}, author={R. P. K. Ford and Doug Bell and Benjamin Slade and Sheril McCormack}, journal={The New Zealand medical journal}, year={1998}, volume={111 1071}, pages={301} }