Keeping Immunisation Coverage Targets in Perspective
David W. Brown*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 6
Last Page: 7
Publisher Id: TOIDJ-5-6
Article History:Received Date: 19/1/2011
Revision Received Date: 25/1/2011
Acceptance Date: 25/1/2011
Electronic publication date: 23/2/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Immunisation coverage targets have had a central role in global immunisation efforts. There is a growing focus on achievement of immunisation coverage targets by national immunisation programmes, particularly where targets are included as part of performance based funding arrangements. However, immunisation coverage targets should not become a distraction to national immunisation programme managers whereby short run forces to lead to a shift or abandonment of technically appropriate and sustainable activities in a country.