Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Letter to Editor Volume 3 Issue 12

Rapid Assessment of Covid 19 Pandemic on Uptake of Routine Immunizations amongst Children in a Fixed Site in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Anne Esther Njom Nlend1*, Nga Motaze Annie1 and Arsene Brunelle Sandie2

1Essos Hospital Centre, National Social Insurance Fund Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2Panafrican University, Nairobi, Kenya

*Corresponding Author: Anne Esther Njom Nlend, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Essos Hospital Centre, National Social Insurance Fund Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Received: October 29, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020

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Abstract

Objective: To report on the tendency of immunizations uptake amongst infants in a fixed post of vaccinations, following the Covid 19 first case in Yaounde.

Method: This was a cross sectional study. Data were sourced from the pediatric unit registries of ESSOS Hospital Center (EHC). We compared absolute number of expanded immunization doses received over the same period in February to April 2019 and 2020 respectively The Statistical software R version 4.0.2 was used for all computations.

Results: A total of 168 and 148 babies were born in EHC during the month of February 2019 and 2020 respectively. The vaccinate rate decreased from April to May with rates in 2020 lower than in 2019 (54% (80/148) vs 81% (137/168), p < 0.001), which corresponds to pandemic period.

Conclusion: In this setting, without any reported stock outs of unit doses of routine immunization programme, a slightly decrease was observed in 2020, due to the COVID outbreak.

Keywords: Covid 19; Immunization; Children

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Citation

Citation: Anne Esther Njom Nlend., et al. “Rapid Assessment of Covid 19 Pandemic on Uptake of Routine Immunizations amongst Children in a Fixed Site in Yaoundé, Cameroon”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.12 (2020): 30-31.




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