Vaccine coverage indicators for children aged 18 to 24 months

Sources

The main source of data is the Vaccine coverage survey of children aged 18 to 24 months. A new survey has been organised in 2012. The 2012 report is available in French and Dutch.

L' Office de la Naissance et de l'Enfance (ONE) and Kind & Gezin also hold data on the population which is monitored by their services.

Key messages of the 2012 immunisation coverage survey in Brussels Region

Cite this as: Robert E., Swennen B. Enquête de couverture vaccinale des enfants de 18 à 24 mois en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale - Année 2012, Université libre de Bruxelles, École de santé publique, 2012.

  • Immunisation coverage are similar to those observed in 2006, except for Pneumococcus which has now reached 90.1%.
  • MMR coverage reaches the critical threshold herd immunity Complete coverage of Rotavirus reached 77.2%
  • Although the hexavalent vaccine is well established since 2004, there was a 9% fall between the first and last dose administered at age 15 months.
  • Vaccination coverage of children attending public preventive programmes for infants (ONE or K & G) still reaches 90% for recommended vaccines. This threshold is not reached for children attending private practitioners, except for Hexa1 and Pn1.
  • Four out of five children attend publicly provided services; ONE or K & G (including irregularly)
  • The refusal of vaccination by parents is very low, between 1.8 and 2.2% for MMR, between 1.8 and 2.4% for Meningococcal C, less than 1.9% for Pneumo, and 2% for Hexavalent. The refusal of Rota-virus is around 5%.
  • The recommended simultaneous administrations that was poor in 2006 reached 73% and even 89% for the first injections.
  • 19% of parents did not get the desired mode of day care for their child.
  • 28% of parents say they are not completely satisfied with the information received on the vaccination.

Conclusions

This fourth immunization coverage survey highlights the importance of regular monitoring of this key indicator for monitoring the program.

It has offered a lot of grain to grind to improve the overall management of the vaccination in both aspects of promotion and operationalization.

It has demonstrated how this preventive program takes into account and smoothen social health inequalities as long as funding is secured.

Key immunisation coverage tables

  • Vaccination guidelines, evolution between 2004 en 2010 (pdf) - French - Dutch
  • Vaccine coverage among children aged 18 tot 24 months, by illness, Brussels region, 2012 (.xls) - French - Dutch
  • Evolution of vaccine coverage among children aged 18 tot 24 months between 1995 and 2012, Brussels region (.xls) - French - Dutch 
  • Comparison of vaccine coverage in the Brussels region with vaccine coverage in Flanders and Wallonie (2012) (.xls) - French - Dutch
  • Vaccinators in the Brussels region, 2012 (.xls) French - Dutch

More indicators and analysis

The reader will find a detailed description and in-depth analyses (cross-referenced with various indicators) with commentaries for vaccine coverage indicators in the following documents:

  • Survey of vaccine coverage among children aged 18 to 24 months in the Brussels-Capital Region, December 2012: vaccine coverage according to the type of vaccine, adherence to the immunisation programme, refusal rates, vaccine progression according to age, vaccine coverage according to socio-demographic variables. This survey  also includes a module on health seeking behavior, preschool day care and breastfeeding of surveyed children.
    Publication available in French and Dutch
  • 2010 Health profile in Brussels region: vaccine coverage in the three regions between 1995 and 2006.
    Publication available in French and Dutch

Archives

  • Survey of vaccine coverage among children aged 18 to 24 months in the Brussels-Capital Region, December 2006: vaccine coverage according to the type of vaccine, adherence to the immunisation programme, refusal rates, vaccine progression according to age, vaccine coverage according to socio-demographic variables.
    Publication available in French and Dutch
  • 2001 Health profile in Brussels region: vaccine coverage in the three regions in 2000, choice of vaccinator relative to social status and nationality of parents.
    Publication available in French and Dutch

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