Immunization

Immunization is one of the most effective and well utilized child-health promotion strategies globally. The recommended vaccination schedule for children allows for multiple health care contacts with infants and their mothers during the first year of life. These postpartum women are the same target group that many FP programs are trying to reach. Although evidence is limited, providing FP information and/or services to postpartum women during their infants’ immunization visits may be an effective way to reach women with high unmet need for FP.[1]

Key FP-Immunization Integration Resources:


[1] FHI and MCHIP. 2010. Integration of Family Planning with Immunization Services: A Promising Approach to Improving Maternal and Child Health. Accessed at /sites/default/files/FP_immunization_brief%20_FINAL_061410.pdf

 

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