15.8  Immunization status

Check the immunization status of ALL sick children.

Immunization is the single most cost-effective strategy to decrease childhood morbidity and mortality. Checking the immunization status of every child is therefore very important – ideally, every child will complete their full vaccination programme before their first birthday.

You must use the recommended immunization schedule. Take another look at Table 12.1 in Study Session 12 of this Module if you need to remind yourself what this schedule is from birth to nine months.

15.7.2  Classify for HIV infection

15.9  Other problems