Vaccination coverage of children aged 12-23 months in Gaziantep, Turkey: comparative results of two studies carried out by lot quality technique: what changed after family medicine?

Ozcirpici B., Aydin N., Coskun F., Tuzun H., Ozgur S.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.14, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-217
  • Journal Name: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Family medicine, Fully vaccinated, Gaziantep, Turkey, Immunization, Lot quality technique, IMMUNIZATION, COUNTRIES, ISTANBUL, KENYA


Background: Health care systems in many countries are changing for a variety of reasons. Monitoring of community-based services, especially vaccination coverage, is important during transition periods to ensure program effectiveness. In 2005, Turkey began a transformation from a "socialization of health services" system to a "family medicine" system. The family medicine system was implemented in the city of Gaziantep, in December, 2010.