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Reasons Related to Non-Vaccination and Under-Vaccination of Children in Low and Middle Income Countries: Findings from a Systematic Review of the Published Literature, 1999–2009

Despite increases in routine vaccination coverage during the past three decades, the percent of children completing the recommended vaccination schedule remains below expected targets in many low- and middle-income countries. This literature review of 202 relevent articles, published in Vaccine, abstracted reasons associated with under-vaccination and non-vaccination. Specifically, the authors identify immunization system issues and parental attitudes and knowledge as the main contributing factors.

Author: Rainey JJ, Watkins M, Ryman TK, Sandhu P, Bo A, Banerjee K

Published: 2011

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Citation: Rainey JJ, Watkins M, Ryman TK, Sandhu P, Bo A, Banerjee K. Reasons Related to Non-Vaccination and Under-Vaccination of Children in Low and Middle Income Countries: Findings from a Systematic Review of the Published Literature, 1999–2009. Vaccine. In press.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Introduction and service delivery

Regions: Global