Varicella vaccine uptake in Shandong Province, China.

  title={Varicella vaccine uptake in Shandong Province, China.},
  author={Aiqiang Xu and Qing Xu and Xueqiang Fang and Stephanie P Bialek and Chengbin Wang},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  volume={8 9},
Varicella vaccine has been licensed in China for decade to be used as single dose in children aged ≥ 12 mo of age in private sector. Little data were available on varicella uptake to date in China yet. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Shandong Province in May 2011 to examine varicella vaccination coverage among children aged 16-40 mo and examine factors associated with varicella vaccine uptake. The overall coverage among children eligible for varicella vaccine was 62% (range 16.7-94.7… CONTINUE READING

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