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EPI  (Expanded Program of Immunization)                       By: Habtamu K.12/03/12     EPI hand out for Midwifes   BY. H...
Learning Objectives:•   Define immunization and vaccination•   List types of immunization and vaccination•   Discuses dete...
Introduction• Infectious diseases lead to high mortality and  morbidity in pediatric patients.• These infectious diseases ...
Cont…12/03/12   EPI hand out for Midwifes   BY. HK.   4
Cont…. Presently Hepatitis B, H.Influenza B and pneumonia    are included under EPI target diseases nationally. The EPI ...
Immunization:12/03/12    EPI hand out for Midwifes   BY. HK.   6
Active immunization• Active immunization entails the introduction of a  foreign molecule into the body, which causes the  ...
Passive immunization This method of immunization begins to work very quickly, but it is short lasting, because the antibo...
importance of immunization• Eradication of disease Eg: smallpox• Elimination of disease Eg: polio• Control of disease Eg: ...
Immunizing agent:Vaccine :a protein, polysaccharide or nucleic acid  delivered to body to produce immunityToxoid :a modi...
Determinants of immune response1. Age –presence of high concentration of maternal         antibody.         -immature resp...
Dete….3. Nature of vaccine-    - live attenuated vaccine s induce immunity with   single dose which lasts longer than inac...
Strategies of immunizationI.     Static : at health facilitiesII.    Out-reach: in the community levelIII.   Intensive : c...
Constituents of vaccine Vaccination - administration of any vaccine or toxoid  for prevention of disease that constitutes...
Types of vaccines:Live attenuated:- Prepared from attenuated strains that render them   non-pathogenic .- Usually effecti...
Type cont…•    Inactivated or killed :i.   Inactivated whole organism :              e.g. Hepatitis A, whole cell pertussi...
Types Cont…v. Conjoined Vaccines- polysaccharides are being   conjugated with protein b/c they have;            . Short-te...
Immune response to vaccine:• In live attenuated vaccines ,the organisms  multiply in recipient so it is more like the  nat...
Types of vaccine    BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin)vaccine• There is evidence that BCG provides appreciable  protection agai...
BCG cont…• Vaccine efficacy - 0-80% for pulmonary                  - 75-90% for severe TBC• Use diluted vaccine only for o...
BCG cont…Side effects:1. Koch phenomenon/small red tender swelling/2. Indolent ulcer- local lesion, papule, 2 weeks after...
BCG cont….4. Lymphadenitis- Involvement of lymph node /  - Serious Lymphadenitis :Persistent, recurrent or   multiple5. BC...
Polio Vaccine   • Vaccines-live-attenuated virus (OPV, Sabin)              -killed, injectable (IPV, Salk)   • OPV -Given ...
Polio…• Can be frozed and refrozen without damage• Start at birth to 14 days OPV 0, then at 6, 10, 14wks• Wait at least fo...
Penta valent (DPT,HiB &HBvAg)           • Diphtheria and tetanus- are toxoids           • Pertussis- killed bacteria      ...
Tetanus Prepared by inactivating the toxin by formaldehyde Even if there was previous disease, the child should  be vacc...
Diphtheria• Prepared from toxin by formaldehyde• Almost always given with tetanus & pertussis as DPT• Efficacy= 80-90%    ...
Hepatitis B Virus vaccine• Consists of purified inactive sub-unit of the virus, not  infectious, is a very safe vaccine• N...
Haemopholus Influenza-type B• Hib- common cause of;     . meningitis . pneumonia . epiglottitis     . sepsis      . arthri...
Side effect of pentav.• Majority are of pertussis          Encephalopthy          Convulsion          Collapse /shok(hy...
Side eff. Cont…• Moderate Problems (Uncommon):   Seizure (1 in 14,000), Non-stop crying for 3 hours  or more (1 in 1,000),...
 Precautions     - fever >40.5 within 48hrs     - collapse or shock-like effect within 48hrs     -seizure in 3days     - ...
Measles vaccine• Live-attenuated, frozen dried vaccine• Efficacy=85%• Needs dilutes of 5ml for reconstitution• 0.5ml subcu...
Measles cont…Side effect:                                           Contraindication:            Fever & rushes 1-3    ...
Tetanus toxoid   A weak toxin ( toxoid)   A liquid injectable vaccine   Store & transport at 2-8oc   Never frozen TT ...
TT cont…Dose               Schedule              Duration of protection in yearsTT1        Starting dose                 I...
Vitamin A• Administer with measles vaccine• Children--< 6 month are recommended          -- 6- 12 months=100000IU         ...
Vaccine schedules:• Generally a vaccine is recommended at the youngest  age at which significant risk of a disease and  co...
Contact        Age of child                     Vaccines1              At birth                         BCG and OPV zero2 ...
Schedule cont…• No need of restart interrupted vaccination• There is no maximal interval b/n doses of penta,  polio & TT• ...
How we keep potency of vaccine?• Vaccines are sensitive to heat and freezing and must  be kept at the correct temperature•...
Potency cont…• Maintenance of cold chain requires vaccines and  diluents to be:   – Collected from the manufacturer or an ...
Cold chain equipment used in heath facilities1. Refrigerators:      – used for storing vaccines at the right temperature  ...
Equipments. Cont…3. Vaccine carriers:    – Are insulated containers that when lined with      frozen ice packs are used fo...
Equip. cont…5. Ice packs:    – Are flat, square plastic bottles that are filled with      water and frozen ice packs are u...
Cold chain monitoring equipments1) Vaccine vial monitors (VVM)    –      Is a label that changes color when the vaccine vi...
Cold chain mon. cont…2) Vaccines cold chain monitoring card   (VCCMC)   – Is a card (different color back ground cards exi...
Cold chain mon. cont…      – On stem thermometer, colored fluid in the bulb        moves up the scale as it become warmer ...
Cold chain mon. cont…12/03/12        EPI hand out for Midwifes   BY. HK.   49
Immunization monitoring chart• Shows the progress in raising immunization• Done by comparing the number of people you  act...
Causes of low immunization coverage1. Dropout: a child or a woman who failed to return for   subsequent doses for which he...
Causes of low imm. cont…12/03/12          EPI hand out for Midwifes   BY. HK.   52
Causes of low imm. cont…2. Missed opportunity• Current policy states that all children and mothers at  health facility for...
Causes of low imm. cont…3. Culture and belief:4. Lack of geographic access5. Problems associated with vaccines6. Fail to k...
Tasks at immunization session•   Mobilization of population•   Keeping orders of the clients•   Weighting•   Screening and...
Loading of Vaccines in a refrigerator•   Freezing compartment = ice packs•   Top shelf= OPV and measles vaccines•   Middle...
Special conditions:• Most vaccines can be given simultaneously without    impairment of vaccines effectiveness or safety• ...
Preterm infants:• Immune response to vaccination is a function of  postnatal age rather than gestational age• Prematurity ...
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  • Types of vaccine BCG Polio Dpt-hepB-Hib Measles   Nature of the vaccine Live attenuated bacteria Live attenuated virus (Type 1,2, &amp;3) p-killed bacteria DT-weakened toxins (toxoids) Live attenuated virus Weakened toxin (toxoid) Form Free dried Liquid DPT-HepB- Liquid Hib freeze dried Freeze dried Liquid Protects the child from Tuberculosis Poliomyelitis Diphtheria, pertuissis and tetanus hepatitis B H. influenza type b Measles Tetanus Minimum age at 1 st dose At birth 6weeks polio o at birth (maximum 14days) 6weeks 9months 15years women (maximum 49 years) Number of doses Once   3 Once 5 Minimum interval between dose - 4weeks 4weeks - Between TT1 &amp;TT2., 4wks TT2 &amp;TT3 , 6month TT3&amp;TT4 1yr TT$&amp; TT5 yrs Amount of a dose For &lt;1yr =0.05ml &gt;1yrs=0.1ml 2-3 drops 0.5ml 0.5ml 0.5ml Route of administration I.D Po Im S.c Im Site of administration Rt. Deltoid Oral Outer mid-thigh Lt upper arm Deltoid Size of the needle 26gauge - 22gauge 22gauge 22 gauge Pre caution to protect it from Light and heat heat Heat &amp; freezing heat Heat &amp; freezing 12/03/12
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  • RECOMMENDED AGE VACCINE(S) BIRTH BCG, Hepatitis B (HBV) 2 MONTHS [DTP, HIB, HBV] Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) 4 MONTHS [DTP, HIB, HBV] Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) 6 MONTHS [DTP, HIB, HBV] Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) 9 MONTHS Measles vaccine (mono) 12 MONTHS Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) MMR Varicella 1 8 MONTHS Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) DTP, HIB Hepatitis A 24 MONTHS Hepatitis A 4 – 6 YEARS Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) DTP MMR Varicella 12/03/12
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  • only exception is Hep B Mother hep B antigen negative and birth wt less than2 kg,give 1 st dose at 1 month ,if mother postive give at birth regardless of wt but donot count from the 3 doeses of schedule. 12/03/12
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    1. 1. EPI (Expanded Program of Immunization) By: Habtamu K.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 1
    2. 2. Learning Objectives:• Define immunization and vaccination• List types of immunization and vaccination• Discuses determinants of immune response• Discussion of individual vaccines – Preparations – Precautions and contraindications – Administration – Side effects – Contraindications12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 2
    3. 3. Introduction• Infectious diseases lead to high mortality and morbidity in pediatric patients.• These infectious diseases range from self limiting to long term disability such as; blindness, deafness and others.• Magnitude of communicable disease could be reduced by maintaining: o Good nutrition and safe water o Environmental and self hygiene o Better living environment12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 3
    4. 4. Cont…12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 4
    5. 5. Cont…. Presently Hepatitis B, H.Influenza B and pneumonia are included under EPI target diseases nationally. The EPI of a give country is determined by: • Epidemiology of the diseases • Sustainable financial support • Well organized infrastructure12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 5
    6. 6. Immunization:12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 6
    7. 7. Active immunization• Active immunization entails the introduction of a foreign molecule into the body, which causes the body itself to generate immunity against the target.• This immunity comes from the T cells and the B cells with their antibodies12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 7
    8. 8. Passive immunization This method of immunization begins to work very quickly, but it is short lasting, because the antibodies are naturally broken down, and if there are no B cells to produce more antibodies, they will disappear. The antibodies can be produced in animals ("serum therapy") although there is a high chance of anaphylactic shock because of immunity against animal serum itself.Thus, humanized antibodies produced in vitro by cell culture are used instead if available.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 8
    9. 9. importance of immunization• Eradication of disease Eg: smallpox• Elimination of disease Eg: polio• Control of disease Eg: diphtheria12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 9
    10. 10. Immunizing agent:Vaccine :a protein, polysaccharide or nucleic acid delivered to body to produce immunityToxoid :a modified bacterial toxin (not toxic but capable of producing antitoxin) Antitoxin: antibodies derived from human or animal serum after stimulation with specific antigen12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 10
    11. 11. Determinants of immune response1. Age –presence of high concentration of maternal antibody. -immature response in the 1st 4 months . e.g. measles vaccine2. Route of administration- - Mucosal secretion of antibody ( ImA.) e.g. OPV - Using an improper route to administer the vaccine may reduce the immune response. E.g. Subcutaneous hepatitis B at buttock less immunogenic than IM at deltoid12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 11
    12. 12. Dete….3. Nature of vaccine- - live attenuated vaccine s induce immunity with single dose which lasts longer than inactivated ones.4. Genetic –individuals genetically vary in their ability to respond to the same vaccines.5. Potency of the vaccine- ensuring potency of the vaccine , especially live attenuated, requires keeping the cold chain.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 12
    13. 13. Strategies of immunizationI. Static : at health facilitiesII. Out-reach: in the community levelIII. Intensive : campaign/ immunization dayIV. Mop up: revision of campaign for those who are not vaccinated12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 13
    14. 14. Constituents of vaccine Vaccination - administration of any vaccine or toxoid for prevention of disease that constitutes: » Protein , polysaccharide ,nucleic acid » Preservative/stabilizer/antibiotics » Adjuvant (salts) » Suspending fluid » Component of organism: like influenza vaccine12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 14
    15. 15. Types of vaccines:Live attenuated:- Prepared from attenuated strains that render them non-pathogenic .- Usually effective with one dose as they replicate in the host and provide antigenic stimulation for long time.- The drawbacks of live attenuated vaccine are: Reversion to wild type can lead to disease They can cause severe disease in immunocompromised children Some people exhibit hypersensitivity to viral antigen. e.g. BCG, MMR, OPV, Varicella, Measles.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 15
    16. 16. Type cont…• Inactivated or killed :i. Inactivated whole organism : e.g. Hepatitis A, whole cell pertussisii. Detoxified exotoxins : e.g. Tetanus , Diphtheriaiii. Purified protein antigen: e.g. Acelluar pertusses , Hepatitis Biv. Polysaccharide: e.g. Capsular Meningococcal12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 16
    17. 17. Types Cont…v. Conjoined Vaccines- polysaccharides are being conjugated with protein b/c they have; . Short-term antibody production . Poor immunegenicity in infants and . No memory for future antigens- So they are conjoined with other proteins to improve their immunological response - E.g; Hib, meningococcal, pneumococcal12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 17
    18. 18. Immune response to vaccine:• In live attenuated vaccines ,the organisms multiply in recipient so it is more like the natural infection ,so it is likely to produce life long protection after 1st dose of vaccine.• Killed vaccines :less antigenic so usually need booster doses.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 18
    19. 19. Types of vaccine BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin)vaccine• There is evidence that BCG provides appreciable protection against tuberculosis meningitis (50-80%) and miliary disease.• live-attenuated strain of M.bovis• It is frozen dried vaccine in powder form (needs diluents 1 ml)• Dose/route - Id 0.05ml for neonates - 0.1ml for older child• Given intra dermal at Rt deltoid muscle12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 19
    20. 20. BCG cont…• Vaccine efficacy - 0-80% for pulmonary - 75-90% for severe TBC• Use diluted vaccine only for one session• Keep between 2oc- 8oc even as low as -20 oc• Stand in/on ice pack• Keep away from sun light and cover with black paper12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 20
    21. 21. BCG cont…Side effects:1. Koch phenomenon/small red tender swelling/2. Indolent ulcer- local lesion, papule, 2 weeks after vaccination. At 6 weeks (crust, detaches, ulcerates) ,then a 5mm scar (typically round and slightly depressed) remains3. Deep abscess- secondary to deep injection - Small abscess might develop, 4-6 wks.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 21
    22. 22. BCG cont….4. Lymphadenitis- Involvement of lymph node / - Serious Lymphadenitis :Persistent, recurrent or multiple5. BCG osteitis- disseminated BCGosis in immune compromised children ( 1: 1,000,000)Contraindications: Only “Symptomatic HIV infection (i.e. AIDS)” is a contraindication for BCG according to WHO  Sever immunodeficiencyPrecaution-moderate or severe illness with/without fever12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 22
    23. 23. Polio Vaccine • Vaccines-live-attenuated virus (OPV, Sabin) -killed, injectable (IPV, Salk) • OPV -Given orally 2 drop  Advantages of OPV over IPV - Easy to administer - superior antibody response - Provides rapid immunity within 1wk - Provides Herd Immunity • Easily damaged by heat, store /keep at 0-8 oc at health facilities & -15 to -25oc at central, regional and zonal level12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 23
    24. 24. Polio…• Can be frozed and refrozen without damage• Start at birth to 14 days OPV 0, then at 6, 10, 14wks• Wait at least for 4wks between the doses• Repeat it if the child spit it out• Do not count the dose if the child has diarrhea during vaccination & repeat week later. Contraindication - sever immuno-suppression Precaution- chock of children12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 24
    25. 25. Penta valent (DPT,HiB &HBvAg) • Diphtheria and tetanus- are toxoids • Pertussis- killed bacteria • H/Influenza- conjugate vaccine • Hepatitis BV- surface antigen• Start at six weeks of age then at 10wk and 14wks• 0.5ml I/m at outer middle of thigh• Is liquid vaccine, shake it well before use• Easily damaged by heat & freezing12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 25
    26. 26. Tetanus Prepared by inactivating the toxin by formaldehyde Even if there was previous disease, the child should be vaccinated since disease doesn’t confer immunity Neonatal tetanus is prevented by maternal immunization(3doses before & 2doses during pregnancy at 6wks interval, 2nd dose at least 4-6wks before delivery) Efficacy= 85-95%12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 26
    27. 27. Diphtheria• Prepared from toxin by formaldehyde• Almost always given with tetanus & pertussis as DPT• Efficacy= 80-90% Pertussis Vaccine• Whole cell vaccines prevent serious illness• Do not protect completely against infection• Efficacy & antibody levels wane with time• Efficacy= 80%12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 27
    28. 28. Hepatitis B Virus vaccine• Consists of purified inactive sub-unit of the virus, not infectious, is a very safe vaccine• Not contraindicated in immunodeficiency• HBV is very effective in perinatally acqired infection(85%) and 80-95% effective in postnatally acquired infection• Routine vaccination is given to all infants, children and adolescents• Infants of HBsAg-positive= Ig and vaccine within 12hrs of birth at separate site,2nd dose at 1-2mo and 3rd dose at 6th month of age• Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers should receive the vaccine and HBIG within 12hr of birth. 12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 28
    29. 29. Haemopholus Influenza-type B• Hib- common cause of; . meningitis . pneumonia . epiglottitis . sepsis . arthritis• Conjugated vaccine• Safe (almost free of side effects) and effective• Can be given combined with other vaccines(DPT)• If a child presents after 1yr of age; - age 12-15months= 1st dose(today), 2nd after 2mo and 3rd after 6mo - 15-59mo= 1st and 2nd dose only12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 29
    30. 30. Side effect of pentav.• Majority are of pertussis  Encephalopthy  Convulsion  Collapse /shok(hypotonic-hyporesponsive)  Abscess (treat with antibiotics, warm compress)• Mild Problems (Common): - Fever, Redness, swelling, Soreness (1 in 4) Fussiness ,Tiredness or poor appetite and Vomiting (1 in 50) - These problems occur more often after the 4th and 5th doses of the DTP series than after earlier doses.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 30
    31. 31. Side eff. Cont…• Moderate Problems (Uncommon): Seizure (1 in 14,000), Non-stop crying for 3 hours or more (1 in 1,000), High fever (1in 16,000)• Severe Problems (Very Rare) : - Serious allergic reaction (1 in a million dose) - Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness , Permanent brain damage. so RARE that it is hard to tell if they are caused by the vaccine.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 31
    32. 32.  Precautions - fever >40.5 within 48hrs - collapse or shock-like effect within 48hrs -seizure in 3days - persistent, inconsolable cry >3hrs within - 48hrs during the previous dose - moderate or severe illness with/without fever Contraindications: 1. Encephalopathy (coma ,altered level of consciousness ,prolonged seizures ) within 7 days of previous dose of DPT. 2. Progressive neurological disorder till neurological state is clarified. 3. Severe allergic reaction after a previous dose12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 32
    33. 33. Measles vaccine• Live-attenuated, frozen dried vaccine• Efficacy=85%• Needs dilutes of 5ml for reconstitution• 0.5ml subcutaneously at outer upper arm• Given at 9 month after birth• May be given in case of malnutrition, refuges, hospital admission & affected by disaster• Easily damaged by heat• Store b/n 2-8 oc at health facilities &• -15- -25oc at central, regional and zonal level EPI hand out for Midwifes BY.12/03/12 33 HK.
    34. 34. Measles cont…Side effect: Contraindication:  Fever & rushes 1-3  Anaphylactic shock days  Moderate-sever illness  Encephalopathy  Prematurity  Convulsion( rare)  Sever malnutrition  Penicillin allergy  Immunodeficiency12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 34
    35. 35. Tetanus toxoid A weak toxin ( toxoid) A liquid injectable vaccine Store & transport at 2-8oc Never frozen TT Target groups are 15-45 yrs of aged women 0.5ml IM at upper arm 5 doses are recommended Pain, redness & swelling for few days12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 35
    36. 36. TT cont…Dose Schedule Duration of protection in yearsTT1 Starting dose Initiation of immunityTT2 4wks after TT1 3 years protectionTT3 6 months after TT2 5 years protectionTT4 1 year after TT3 10 year protectionTT5 1year after TT4 Life long protection12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 36
    37. 37. Vitamin A• Administer with measles vaccine• Children--< 6 month are recommended -- 6- 12 months=100000IU --12-59months 200000IU• Not given for child with edema• Indicated for: – Measles case (90%) - Immunodeficiency - Evidence of vit. A deficiency - Impaired intestinal absorption - Moderate to sever malnutrition - Immigration12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 37
    38. 38. Vaccine schedules:• Generally a vaccine is recommended at the youngest age at which significant risk of a disease and complication exist and at which protective immune response is expected.• Either universal schedules or for selected populations e.g. : Specific diseases (nephrotic syndrome…) Travel (yellow fever vaccine…) Post exposure (rabies…)12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 38
    39. 39. Contact Age of child Vaccines1 At birth BCG and OPV zero2 6weeks DPT1-HepB1- HIB1 and OPV13 10weeks DPT2-HepB2-HIB2 and OPV24 14weeks DPT3-HEPB3-Hib3 and OPV35 9th month Measles and Vitamin A 12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 39
    40. 40. Schedule cont…• No need of restart interrupted vaccination• There is no maximal interval b/n doses of penta, polio & TT• The minimal interval is 4wks• Acceptable proof for immunization are presence of scar for BCG & immunization card12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 40
    41. 41. How we keep potency of vaccine?• Vaccines are sensitive to heat and freezing and must be kept at the correct temperature• Vaccines potency cannot be regained once it is lost• The system used for keeping and distributing vaccines in good conditions called cold chain.• Cold chain- method of keeping vaccines cold to insure its potency• Cold chain consists of a series of storage and transport links, all designed to keep vaccines with in an acceptable range of temperature until it reach the user.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 41
    42. 42. Potency cont…• Maintenance of cold chain requires vaccines and diluents to be: – Collected from the manufacturer or an airport as soon as they are available. – Transported between 2oc and 8oc from the air port and from one store to another. – Transported between2oc and 8oc range during immunization sessions and – Kept between 2oc and 8oc range during immunization sessions and return to health facility from out reach. – Check temperature 2 times daily12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 42
    43. 43. Cold chain equipment used in heath facilities1. Refrigerators: – used for storing vaccines at the right temperature – May be powered by electricity , gas or kerosene – Electric refrigerators are least costly and easiest to maintain2. Cold boxes: – Helps to store vaccines for several days (from 2 to 7 days) – Are insulated containers that, when lined with frozen ice packs, are used for collecting large quantities of vaccines, and transporting large quantities of vaccine.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 43
    44. 44. Equipments. Cont…3. Vaccine carriers: – Are insulated containers that when lined with frozen ice packs are used for collecting small quantities of vaccines (diluents for health facility , and transporting small quantities of vaccine by vehicle or motorcycles or mule back)4. Foam pads: – It is a piece of soft foam that fits on top of ice packs in vaccine carriers. – Are some incisions on it to allow vaccines to be inserted in the foam EPI hand out for Midwifes12/03/12 44 BY. HK.
    45. 45. Equip. cont…5. Ice packs: – Are flat, square plastic bottles that are filled with water and frozen ice packs are used to keep vaccines cool inside the vaccine carriers. – Helps to store vaccines for only one day.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 45
    46. 46. Cold chain monitoring equipments1) Vaccine vial monitors (VVM) – Is a label that changes color when the vaccine vial has been exposed to heat over a period of time. – As the vaccine exposed to heat a color which looks like a square inside a circle becomes darken – Note: Use only vials with inner square that are lighter in color than the outside circle. – Vials with VVM in which the inner surface has begun to darken but is still lighter than the outer circle should be used before the vials with a lighter inner square.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 46
    47. 47. Cold chain mon. cont…2) Vaccines cold chain monitoring card (VCCMC) – Is a card (different color back ground cards exist for different language versions) with an indicator strip that changes color when vaccines are exposed to temperature that is too high. – It is used to estimate the length of time that vaccine has been exposed to high temperatures.3) Thermometers:(dial or stem) – On the dial thermometer, the needle moves around the scale, pointing to plus (+) numbers when it is warmer and to minus (-) numbers when it is colder.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 47
    48. 48. Cold chain mon. cont… – On stem thermometer, colored fluid in the bulb moves up the scale as it become warmer and down as it becomes colder.4) Freeze indicators(freeze watch and freeze – tag) – Are sued to warn of freezing and are packed with vaccines that are sensitive to freezing temperature (<0oc): DPT, T, DT or HepB and Hib vaccines.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 48
    49. 49. Cold chain mon. cont…12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 49
    50. 50. Immunization monitoring chart• Shows the progress in raising immunization• Done by comparing the number of people you actually immunize each month with your coverage targets.• The direction of the monitor line is interpreted as:o Very successful=monitor line is 75 - 100% target line.o Moderately successful= monitor line (50% -75%)o Not very successful= ( 25% -50% )o Not successful= monitor line <25% of target line12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 50
    51. 51. Causes of low immunization coverage1. Dropout: a child or a woman who failed to return for subsequent doses for which he/she is eligible.• Possible causes : – Unsure of date of return – Failure to explain the need of completing vaccination and possible side effects – Negative attitudes to HW – Mothers usually busy – Long wait at vaccination center – Vaccination centers are opened at inconvenient dates or hours12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 51
    52. 52. Causes of low imm. cont…12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 52
    53. 53. Causes of low imm. cont…2. Missed opportunity• Current policy states that all children and mothers at health facility for any reasons should be screened for immunization status and vaccinated if eligible Causes: – Health workers do not know the policy – False C/I to immunization. E.g, not giving polio vaccine to child with diarrhea. – Logistic problem – HW vaccinate women with TT only if they are Px – Acceptability: culture, rumors, belief etc 12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 53
    54. 54. Causes of low imm. cont…3. Culture and belief:4. Lack of geographic access5. Problems associated with vaccines6. Fail to know the target population7. Low/ lack of community involvement and inter spectral collaboration8. Ineffective management:9. Problem related to supplies, cold chain and maintenance EPI hand out for 12/03/12 54 Midwifes BY. HK.
    55. 55. Tasks at immunization session• Mobilization of population• Keeping orders of the clients• Weighting• Screening and treating• Registration• Health education/information• immunization12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 55
    56. 56. Loading of Vaccines in a refrigerator• Freezing compartment = ice packs• Top shelf= OPV and measles vaccines• Middle compartment=BCG vaccines• Lower compartment= Penta & TT• Don’t put dilutes out side12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 56
    57. 57. Special conditions:• Most vaccines can be given simultaneously without impairment of vaccines effectiveness or safety• Breast feeding is not a contraindication to any vaccine ,although most live attenuated vaccines replicate in mother they are not excreted in human milk.• Lapsed immunizations:If interval between vaccine doses exceed those recommended ,this does not adversely affect the immune response provided the series is completed, so no need to restart the series or to give extra doses.12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 57
    58. 58. Preterm infants:• Immune response to vaccination is a function of postnatal age rather than gestational age• Prematurity does not increase the incidence of vaccine related adverse effects• Doses are same as those for term infants (NOT reduced)• Should be vaccinated at same chronological age as full term ,according to schedule .12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 58
    59. 59. 12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 59
    60. 60. 12/03/12 EPI hand out for Midwifes BY. HK. 60
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