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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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Field site setup. Each serosurvey team was equipped with a canopy, cot, tarp, and stools to create a sheltered space where informed consent and venipuncture could occur.
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Figure 2: Field site setup. Each serosurvey team was equipped with a canopy, cot, tarp, and stools to create a sheltered space where informed consent and venipuncture could occur.

Mentions: Reliable equipment with backup supplies allowed the serosurvey team to anticipate shortages and emergencies (Table 2). Most of these supplies were purchased in the United States and shipped to Ethiopia. Equipment was chosen to give each team the capacity to set up a sheltered field site with a canopy, cot, tarp, and stools where informed consent and venipuncture could occur (Figure 2Figure 2.


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)

Field site setup. Each serosurvey team was equipped with a canopy, cot, tarp, and stools to create a sheltered space where informed consent and venipuncture could occur.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Field site setup. Each serosurvey team was equipped with a canopy, cot, tarp, and stools to create a sheltered space where informed consent and venipuncture could occur.
Mentions: Reliable equipment with backup supplies allowed the serosurvey team to anticipate shortages and emergencies (Table 2). Most of these supplies were purchased in the United States and shipped to Ethiopia. Equipment was chosen to give each team the capacity to set up a sheltered field site with a canopy, cot, tarp, and stools where informed consent and venipuncture could occur (Figure 2Figure 2.

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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