The incidence of immunization errors in Minas Gerais, Brazil: cross-sectional study, 2015
Keywords:Vaccination, Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, Medication Errors, Patient Safety, Primary Health Care, Epidemiology, Descriptive
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of immunization error in the public health service of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Methods: Cross-sectional study from the errors reported in the Information System of the National Immunization Program between 2015 and 2019. Descriptive analysis and incidence calculation for macro-regions were performed. Results: A total of 3,829 notifications were analyzed. Children under one year of age were the most affected (39.1%) and the intramuscular route was responsible for 29.4% of errors. The most frequent error was administration of vaccine outside the recommended age (37.7%). The highest incidence was observed in the macro-regions Vale do Aço (26.5/100,000) and North Triangle (22.6/100,000). Conclusion: Immunization errors showed heterogeneous incidence among the macro-regions of the state of Minas Gerais from 2015 to 2019, and the administration of vaccines outside the recommended age was the most reported error.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Deborah Amaral Donnini, Carlos Miguel Bolognani Silva, Josianne Dias Gusmão, Fernanda Penido Matozinhos, Roberta Barros Silva, Gabriela Gonçalves Amaral, Eliete Albano de Azevedo Guimarães, Valéria Conceição de Oliveira
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