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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Mass Vaccination Campaign Following Community Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease

Gérard Krause*†Comments to Author , Carina Blackmore†, Steven Wiersma†, Cheryll Lesneski‡, Laurey Gauch‡, and Richard S. Hopkins†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA; ‡Putnam County Health Department, Palatka, Florida, USA;

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Table 3

Size of target population and number vaccinated by age group, Putnam County, Florida, 1998–1999

Age group Estimated target population No. (%) of target population vaccinateda
Approximately 2–4 yrs 1,439 1,435 (100)
5–9 yrs 2,460 2,741 (111)
10–14 yrs 2,513 2,606 (104)
15–20 yrs 2,424 2,288 (94)
21–22 yrs 1,296 1,006 (78)
Total 10,132 10,076 (99)

aFigures >100% result from the fact that people outside the target population received vaccination.

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