Mass immunisation campaigns--do they solve the problem?

S Afr Med J. 1987 Sep 5;72(5):321-2.


Mass immunisation campaigns have been successfully used for vaccine delivery in countries such as Brazil and Turkey as well as in a number of instances locally. Although in some circumstances mass campaigns have been advantageous, they are not recommended as a basic policy for South Africa. Immunisation services should be incorporated into routine primary health care delivery as part of maternal and child services. If these services are adequately delivered there would be no need for mass campaigns.

MeSH terms

  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • National Health Programs*
  • South Africa
  • Vaccination*