10.5  Systems for tracing defaulters

In this section you will learn how you trace (track) defaulters. Defaulters are those infants who started the routine EPI immunizations but failed to complete the schedule for whatever reason. If you trace defaulters regularly every month, it will make the task of follow-up much easier. You may be able to contact the mothers directly, or ask other members of the community to help you to find them. Try to ensure that every infant receives the immunizations that are overdue. There are many ways to monitor and follow-up on defaulters. Here we describe two tracking systems that can easily be used.

10.4  What could be causing immunization problems?

Using the EPI Registration Book