Introduction: Special vaccines recommendation patients are a growing population. The Ministry of Health has developed a special vaccination program for these cases, through which our hospital manages vaccine forms by an established flowchart. Objective: To describe the special vaccines model of management results in the period between March 2015 and September 2016, and the clinical and demographics characterization of the pediatric population benefited with this program in Dr. Exequiel Gonzalez Cortes Children´s Hospital. Patients and Methods: We performed a descriptive observational study, which covers the chronically ill patient’s population who received special vaccines during the period between March 2015 to September 2016. Results: A total of 367 vaccine schemes were administered to 215 patients, with a total of 405 vaccines administered during the period. The medical specialties that most requested vaccines were infectology (39.1%), immune-rheumatology (24.2%) and bronchopulmonary specialists (20%). The National Immunization Program authorized 97.8% of the requested schemes (n = 359), the response time had a median of 15 days (range 0-174 days), the vaccination opportunity had a median of 41 days (range 0-287 days) and the total of schemes completed at the time of tabulating the results was 52.8%. Conclusions: Vaccines are one of the main public health equity policies and Chile has special vaccines request flowchart a flow chart, which requires a multidisciplinary work to provide coverage to this vulnerable child population.
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- Chronic diseases
- Vaccine schedule