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Strategies for Coordination of a Serosurvey in Parallel with an Immunization Coverage Survey.

Travassos MA, Beyene B, Adam Z, Campbell JD, Mulholland N, Diarra SS, Kassa T, Oot L, Sequeira J, Reymann M, Blackwelder WC, Pasetti MF, Sow SO, Steinglass R, Kebede A, Levine MM - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2015)

Bottom Line: A community-based immunization coverage survey is the standard way to estimate effective vaccination delivery to a target population in a region.Accompanying serosurveys can provide objective measures of protective immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases but pose considerable challenges with respect to specimen collection and preservation and community compliance.Critical to the success of this effort were serosurvey equipment and supplies, team composition, and tight coordination with the coverage survey.

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Affiliation: Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Department of Social Work, The Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Centre pour le Développement des Vaccins, Bamako, Mali mtravass@medicine.umaryland.edu.

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Map of Ethiopia indicating the location of each of the three woredas surveyed. This included Hintalo Wajerate woreda, Tigray Region; Arbegona woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Assaieta woreda, Afar Region.
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Figure 1: Map of Ethiopia indicating the location of each of the three woredas surveyed. This included Hintalo Wajerate woreda, Tigray Region; Arbegona woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Assaieta woreda, Afar Region.

Mentions: As part of an Ethiopian Ministry of Health project, children in each of three rural administrative districts (woredas) were selected to participate in immunization coverage surveys and accompanying serosurveys during February to April, 2013, dates chosen so that navigability would not be limited by seasonal rains. This included 400 children in each woreda, a sample size reflecting the sampling capacity of the serosurvey (N = 1,200 total). Selected regions included Hintalo Wajerate woreda, Tigray Region; Arbegona woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Assaieta woreda, Afar Region (Figure 1Figure 1.


Strategies for Coordination of a Serosurvey in Parallel with an Immunization Coverage Survey.

Travassos MA, Beyene B, Adam Z, Campbell JD, Mulholland N, Diarra SS, Kassa T, Oot L, Sequeira J, Reymann M, Blackwelder WC, Pasetti MF, Sow SO, Steinglass R, Kebede A, Levine MM - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2015)

Map of Ethiopia indicating the location of each of the three woredas surveyed. This included Hintalo Wajerate woreda, Tigray Region; Arbegona woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Assaieta woreda, Afar Region.
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Figure 1: Map of Ethiopia indicating the location of each of the three woredas surveyed. This included Hintalo Wajerate woreda, Tigray Region; Arbegona woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Assaieta woreda, Afar Region.
Mentions: As part of an Ethiopian Ministry of Health project, children in each of three rural administrative districts (woredas) were selected to participate in immunization coverage surveys and accompanying serosurveys during February to April, 2013, dates chosen so that navigability would not be limited by seasonal rains. This included 400 children in each woreda, a sample size reflecting the sampling capacity of the serosurvey (N = 1,200 total). Selected regions included Hintalo Wajerate woreda, Tigray Region; Arbegona woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR); and Assaieta woreda, Afar Region (Figure 1Figure 1.

Bottom Line: A community-based immunization coverage survey is the standard way to estimate effective vaccination delivery to a target population in a region.Accompanying serosurveys can provide objective measures of protective immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases but pose considerable challenges with respect to specimen collection and preservation and community compliance.Critical to the success of this effort were serosurvey equipment and supplies, team composition, and tight coordination with the coverage survey.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Department of Social Work, The Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Centre pour le Développement des Vaccins, Bamako, Mali mtravass@medicine.umaryland.edu.

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