Oral cholera vaccine coverage during a preventive door-to-door mass vaccination campaign in Nampula, Mozambique

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Research Article
Oral cholera vaccine coverage during a preventive door-to-door mass vaccination campaign in Nampula, Mozambique
In addition to improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) measures and optimal case management, the introduction of Oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is a complementary strategy for cholera prevention and control for vulnerable population groups. In October 2016, the Mozambique Ministry of Health implemented a mass vaccination campaign using a two-dose regimen of the Shanchol™ OCV in six high-risk neighborhoods of Nampula city, in Northern Mozambique. Overall 193,403 people were targeted by the campaign, which used a door-to-door strategy. During campaign follow-up, a population survey was conducted to assess: (1) OCV coverage; (2) frequency of adverse events following immunization; (3) vaccine acceptability and (4) reasons for non-vaccination.
Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Florentina Rafael, José Paulo M. Langa, Sergio Chicumbe, Philippe Cavailler, Bradford D. Gessner, Lorenzo Pezzoli, Américo Barata, Dores Zaina, Dortéia L. Inguane, Martin A. Mengel, Aline Munier
Research Article | published 03 Oct 2018 PLOS ONE
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198592