There is a tendency that part of parents refuses vaccinate their infants against influenzae
The Aim was to study and analyze information about infants’ influenzae vaccination rate and estimate proportion of affected children in GP’s practices in Riga.Keywords: Influenzae, vaccination, immunization rate. Altogether were studied 192 infants’ case-records in general practitioners’ practices in Riga. There were studied infants who born in the period from 1.October 2017 till 1.October 2019. After were studied how many children were affected with influenza after vaccination. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed using IBM SPSS v.22 software and Microsoft Excel 2016. In general practitioners’ practices 100 parents (52,08%) refused to vaccinate their children against influenza. Half vaccinated or who made one vaccine were 13 infants (6,77%). Complete vaccination or two vaccines against flu were made to 79 infants (41,15%). From children who were vaccinated by one or two vaccines, together it is 92 infants, fall ill with influenzae 8 (8,70%) persons. From them 7 (87.5%) cases were approved by laboratory tests. 1 case (12,5%) was diagnosed by clinical manifestation and epidemiological anamnesis. In general practitioners’ practices only 41,15 % of infants is vaccinated against influenzae, and it means, that immunization rate does not reach WHO recommended rate.52,08% of studied parents refused to vaccinate children against flu.6,77 % of respondents were vaccinated partly.From vaccinated infants fall ill 8 persons (8,70%).Further research is needed to study more infants in more general practitioners’ practices both in Riga and outside Riga.
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