Expanded Program of Immunization Dr. Faten M. Rabie. Objectives of the lecture. 1- Scope of the program 2- Objectives of the EPI 3- Strategies of the program 4-The target population 5- Schedule of immunization in KSA 6- Dose, route of administration and type of each vaccine.
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1- Scope of the program
2- Objectives of the EPI
3- Strategies of the program
4-The target population
5- Schedule of immunization in KSA
6- Dose, route of administration and type of each vaccine.
7- Contraindications of vaccination
8- Estimation of the eligibles
9- Records and reports
10- Defaulter tracing
11- Cold chain
Experience with smallpox eradication program showed the world that immunization was the most powerful and cost-effective weapon against vaccine preventable diseases.
In 1974, the WHO launched its “ Expanded program of immunization” (EPI) against six most common preventable diseases (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis and measles.
Introducing a system for continuous monitoring and periodic evaluation
Undertaking operational research to find out deficiencies and difficulties in the program and suggest methods of improvement