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Parent Education - Childhood Vaccination up 36% (Relative Increase)

Strategy researched
Parent and caregiver engagement on the effects on childhood vaccination coverage
Impact achieved
Country of study
Research methodology
Systematic review - 6 RCTs with 4,248 participants
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Excerpt from Abstract
"Three trials assessed health-facility based education of mothers on the importance of completing vaccination schedules; immediately after birth and three months later (one study) or during the first vaccination visit (two studies). The other trials assessed community-based education, including information campaigns on the importance of vaccines using audiotaped presentations and leaflet distributions (one study); structured group discussions on benefits and costs of childhood vaccination and local action plans for improving vaccine uptake (one study); and home-based information sessions using graphic cards showing benefits and costs of childhood vaccinations and location of vaccination centres (one study). Combining the data shows that these interventions lead to substantial improvements in childhood vaccination coverage (relative increase 36%, 95% confidence interval 14% to 62%)."


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