Immunoprophilaxy of the tetanus in the Skopje region for the period 2011 - 2016

Knaggs, Nina and Sumanov, Gorgi and Panova, Gordana and Sumanovski, Lazar and Markovska, Evgenija (2017) Immunoprophilaxy of the tetanus in the Skopje region for the period 2011 - 2016. Knowledge - International Journal, Scientific Papers, 20 (20.4). p. 549. ISSN 2545-4439


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Tetanus in the Republic of Macedonia no presents an epidemiological problem with regard to the incidence, for which the obligatory immunization, has been largely contributed in particular the vaccination, which has been applied in the Republic of Macedonia since 1952. Purpose: The main goal of the labor is after the done research, on the basis of relevant data to analyze the conducted mandatory immune prophylaxis of tetanus in the Skopje region. In order to achieve this goal, a comparative analysis of the implementation of mandatory vaccination and postexposure immunoprophylaxis of tetanus infections in the Skopje region in the period from 2011 to 2016 should be made. Based on these analyzes, the proposed measures for maintenance and improvement of immunization are carried. Material and methods: In the realization of the set goal, the descriptive epidemiological method is applied, with statistical processing and data analysis. A retrospective research was conducted on the implementation of immunization in the Skopje region and in the Republic of Macedonia, in the period from 2011 to 2016. The data are collected from: the annual reports for vaccinated children by the calendar of vaccinations submitted to the Institute for Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia, the Center for Public Health-Skopje and the protocol for the vaccination of persons exposed а tetanus infection, from PHI Infectious Clinic-Skopje. The obtained data are processed statistically and are displayed in tabular and graphic form. Conclusion: It is necessary for the health sector of the Republic of Macedonia to work continuously to maintain optimal coverage (95%), with all compulsory vaccines and revaccinations. At the same time, this is the most rational approach for the prevention of infectious diseases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Gordana Panova
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 09:39
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 09:39

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