Vaccination coverage survey and seroprevalence among forcibly displaced Rohingya children, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 2018: A cross-sectional study

by Leora R. Feldstein, Sarah D. Bennett, Concepcion F. Estivariz, Gretchen M. Cooley, Lauren Weil, Mallick Masum Billah, M. Salim Uzzaman, Rajendra Bohara, Maya Vandenent, Jucy Merina Adhikari, Eva Leidman, Mainul Hasan, Saifuddin Akhtar, Andreas Hasman, Laura Conklin, Daniel Ehlman, A. Alamgir, Meerjady Sabrina Flora BackgroundDuring August 2017 –January 2018, more than 700,000 forcibly displaced Rohingyas crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. In response to measles and diphtheria cases, first documented in September and November 2017, respectively, vaccination campaigns targeting children6 years were not assessed. In MSs, measles seroprotection was similarly high among 1- to 6-year-olds and 7- to 14-year-olds (91% [95% CI 86% –94%] and 99% [95% CI 96%–100%], respectively,p
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