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Am J Public Health. 2008 Nov;98(11):1959-62. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.121046. Epub 2008 Sep 17.

Effectiveness of a community coalition for improving child vaccination rates in New York City.

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Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA. sef5@columbia.edu

Abstract

We used a retrospective, matching, birth cohort design to evaluate a comprehensive, coalition-led childhood immunization program of outreach, education, and reminders in a Latino, urban community. After we controlled for Latino ethnicity and Medicaid, we found that children enrolled in the program were 53% more likely to be up-to-date (adjusted odds ratio = 1.53; 95% confidence interval = 1.33, 1.75) and to receive timely immunizations than were children in the control group (t = 3.91). The coalition-led, community-based immunization program was effective in improving on-time childhood immunization coverage.

PMID:
18799778
PMCID:
PMC2636428
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2007.121046
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