Comparison of Immunization in Iran and Turkey between Years 1980- 2013

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology , Department of Anesthesiology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Medical Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

4 Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

5 Students Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

Immunization is today one of the safest, most cost-effective, and powerful means of preventing deaths and improving lives. Over the years, all countries of the world have incorporated an increasingly broad immunization agenda in their public health interventions. Immunization programmes are now routinely reaching over 80 percent of children under one year of age. Iran and Turkey with a population of nearly the same, are in the neighborhood  and the aim of this study is to compare the vaccination situation in the two countries from 1980 to 2013.

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