School-Based Delivery of Vaccines to 5- to 19- Year Olds

Authors: D. Scott LaMontagne, Tania Cernuschi, Ahmadu Yakubu, Paul Bloem, Deborah Watson-Jones, Jane J. Kim

Introduction:

Significant progress has been achieved in the social, economic, educational, and health status of many populations. The educational status of generations born since 1990 has improved, as reflected in higher rates of school enrollments, especially in low- and middle-income countries [UNESCO 2014]. Countries have started to expand their immunization programs beyond infants to young children, adolescents, and adults, with the goal of preventing, controlling, and, where possible, eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases [WHO 2013a].