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Supplementary Immunization Activity (SIA) Data

In this section Svea Closser describes data collected from campaigns and how they are interpreted. (Step 3.6)

Svea Closser, MPH, PhD
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Reflect on the case study in Pakistan, where the vaccination teams claimed that more than 95% of children were at home and were vaccinated the first time they visited the home. Since it is highly unlikely that percentage of children are at home during the first visit, much less vaccinated, it seems likely that the data is inaccurate. Consider the following questions:

  • What are areas where we might need to provide more training or support or supervision for vaccination teams?
  • What are some possible reasons that teams aren’t recording all of the children that are missed?
  • What could be the downsides or difficulties of using this information?

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