Medhat Maher*, Abdelaziz AIRasheed, Abood Alabood, Azzam Alotaibi, Tarek Elsaid, Maha Bassim, Fawzyia Altassan, Tariq Alhajlah, Sultan Almutairi and Mostafa Kofi
Family and Community Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Medhat Maher, Consultant, F&CM Dept., Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 21, 2021; Published: December 09, 2021;
Background: Pediatric vaccination is mandatory program to control vaccine preventable diseases and in such cases that hinder its activity; in which conditions there is increased morbidity and mortality due to these vaccine preventable diseases . Routine vaccination of children must remain a priority even during the covid-19 pandemic. All countries could experience outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases if uptake of routine vaccinations fall, undoing decades of progress. Vaccination has been one of the most effective interventions in driving down infant mortality to historically low levels worldwide. For us at PHC, of the Family and Community Medicine Dept. PSMMC developed and promoted the vaccination of children uses the home visits pediatric vaccination, this work describes the success story of use of home visits pediatric vaccination to catch up vaccination coverage during the sever effects of COVID19 pandemic.
Methods: The study aimed to System changes, so can the vaccination program to continue and catch up the vaccination coverage after severance due to the impact of Covid19 pandemic Developing new booking software in the hospital web site based on patient geographical distribution, age of the child and vaccination required. For the parents to log in and register their child Patient affair and nursing will access the web site and distribute the registry according to geographical area prepare the team who will visit patient at home to be consisted of Physician, nurse and nurse assistant
Results: This graph shows that the number of vaccinated children at Alwazarat center has dropped significantly to zero starting from first week April 2020 (blue line), and stayed at the same level until first week of June 2020; which coincided with the start and peak period of OVID-19 pandemic. It also shows that the initiative of home vaccination was launched at second week of April (red line) and took off with more than 7 consecutive points during April through June 2020.
Conclusions: System changes to Developing new booking software in the hospital web site based on patient geographical distribution, age of the child and vaccination required to improve the patient access to care to log in and register their child. Integrated this program with healthcare team providers to facilitate the child home vaccination during Covid-19 pandemic and to allocate resources with continuity of care considering a safe procedure of vaccination at patient house,
Keywords: COVID-19; Pediatric Vaccination; Vaccination During Pandemic; Safe Handling of Home Vaccination
Citation: Medhat Maher., et al. “Improving Pediatric Vaccination During Covid19 Pandemic, in PHC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.1 (2022): 95-98.
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