Table 2

Pentavalent vaccine uptake rate before and after immunisation service integration by age

Pentavalent vaccine uptake rate before (January–June 2019) and after (July–December 2019) immunisation service integration
Rumbek Centre countyBefore, %After, %Immunisation coverage rate ratio (mean and 95% CI)P value
First dose (<1 year)54.9995.561.74 (1.52 to 1.99)<0.001*
First dose (≥1 year)6.504.210.65 (0.38 to 1.11)0.369
Second dose (<1 year)32.5364.781.99 (1.66 to 2.38)<0.001*
Second dose (≥1 year)3.994.631.16 (0.64 to 2.09)0.312
Third dose (<1 year)32.4852.371.61 (1.32 to 1.97)<0.001*
Third dose (≥1 year)3.3110.093.05 (1.77 to 5.23)0.039*
Drop-out rate (<1 year)61.4847.060.77 (0.64 to 0.93)<0.001*
Drop-out rate (≥1 year)54.1740.630.75 (0.39 to 1.46)0.162
Rumbek East countyBefore, %After, %Immunisation coverage rate ratio (mean and 95% CI)P value
First dose (<1 year)50.7975.101.87 (1.60 to 2.18)<0.001*
First dose (≥1 year)4.192.300.69 (0.34 to 1.41)0.380
Second dose (<1 year)34.3557.531.67 (1.38 to 2.01)<0.001*
Second dose (≥1 year)1.884.572.43 (1.17 to 5.07)<0.001*
Third dose (<1 year)39.7357.591.45 (1.21 to 1.74)<0.001*
Third dose (≥1 year)4.244.971.17 (0.64 to 2.12)0.529
Drop-out rate (<1 year)38.7219.590.51 (0.37 to 0.69)<0.001*
Drop-out rate (≥1 year)42.114.000.09 (0.01 to 0.72)<0.001*
  • Pentavalent vaccine uptake for the three doses and drop-out rates before (January–June 2019) and after (July–December 2019) immunisation service integration into the nutrition programmes and paediatric outpatient departments of primary healthcare centres of Rumbek Centre and Rumbek East counties, respectively, by age groups.

  • Standard normal distribution test (Z-test) was used to generate 95% CIs for immunisation coverage rate ratio.

  • *immunisation coverage rate ratio is significant.