How Safe Is Measles Immunization Of Sick Children?

  • C Ogbonna Community Health Dept. Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.


A prospective study to ascertain how safe is maeales immunization of sick children was carried out in Jos University Teaching Hospital, Family Health Centre. Out of 125 children who were vaccinated against measles 17(16%) were sick at the time of vaccination. Two (12%) of the sick children had post vaccination reaction. 19(18%) of the well children had similar postvaccination reaction. The attitude of some health workers in withholding measles vaccine from sick children should be discouraged.

Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine Vol.9, No.3 (1999) pp. 223-224

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