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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 4721836, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4721836
Research Article

Missed Opportunities for Vaccination in the Dominican Republic: Results of an Operational Investigation

1Expanded Programme of Immunization, Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
3Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, MOR, Mexico
4Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit, Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
5Expanded Programme on Immunization, Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Received 3 June 2016; Accepted 6 September 2016

Academic Editor: Puja Myles

Copyright © 2016 Zacarías Garib et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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