Monika MIKLOSKOVA 1, Rastislav HOCHMAN 1, Mario JANČOVIČ 1,4, Jana OTRUBOVA 2,3, Maria SRAMKOVA 2,3, Helena KONOSOVA 2,3, Lubica LIBOVA 2, Anna MURGOVA 2, Kristina PAUER 1, Martina UTESENA 3, Satoseang SETA 1,3, Leanghhoin HOIN 1,3, Natasa BUJDOVA 1,2, Martina DUBOVCOVA 1,2, Monika BOSNAKOVA 1,2, Dana GIERTLIOVA 1,2, Andrea GALLOVA 1,2, Vitalis OKOTH 2, Victor NAMULANDA 2, Daria KIMULI 4,3,6 and Andrea SHAHUM 1,5,6 on behalf of the Working group of the ISAC-Infections in Catastrophes 6
1 PF Freyberg Inst of Prenatal and Perinatal Med and Psychoogy, St Elizabeth Univ Bratislava and IGAP Vienna, Austria
2 St Lesley College Nove Zamky and Michalovce Campus, Dept of Nursing, Slovak Rep
3 SEUC Pediatric Trop Programme Phnompenh and Sihanoukville, Kingdom of Coambodia
4 St Philippe Neri and SEU Trop programme Joshka and St Bakita House Eldoret, Rep of Kenya
5 Int Dis Programme, School of Medicine Med Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
6 Int. Soc. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, WG ID in Catastrophes, ISAC, Aberdeen, UK
Background: To asess the coverage with anti-pandemic influenza among orphanges in Kambodia, Slovakia and Kenya.
Methods: Prevalence of vaccination against pandemic Influenza has been evaluated in two orphanages in Slovakia, two in Cambodia and two in Kenya, including 120 children and adolescents in age of 4 to 18 years.
Results: Despite the Kingdom of Cambodia has border with countries of southeastern Asia community where pandemic influenza has been causing outbreaks just few years ago, proportion of vaccinated children is minimal, in all 3 countries and in all 6 orphanages. Conclusion: Anti-influenzae vaccine coverage against pandemic seasonal flu in fullboard shelters for orphans in all 6 orphanges is unacceptably low.
Key words: pandemic influenza, vaccination.
Lek obz, 2020, 69(5): 155-156