The effect of a vaccination program on child anthropometry: evidence from India's Universal Immunization Program

Journal of Public Health, 05/31/2012

Universal Immunization Program (UIP) led to improved child growth. This suggests that vaccination programs—in addition to being a major intervention for reducing child mortality—might be considered a tool for mitigating undernutrition in developing countries. This study also adds to the growing evidence that childhood vaccination programs are high–return investments because they produce long–term health benefits for children.

Print Article Summary Cat 2 CME Report