Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
CARVALHO, Ayla Maria Calixto de and ARAUJO, Telma Maria Evangelista. Adolescent's knowledge about vaccines in the Family Health Strategy environment. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.2, pp.229-235. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672012000200005.
The study aimed to identify the knowledge of adolescents, residents in an area where the Family Health Strategy is present, about the vaccination calendar and acquired protection. The nature of this inquiry was quantitative, sectional and it was developed through home inquiry, from 2008 March to April. The data had been typed and processed by using the Epi-Info software. It was noted that the adolescents in this study were unaware of the recommended vaccines present in the Ministry of Health calendar. Considering that the study was carried out in Family Health Strategy environment and being the vaccine a priority action, it was expected to find a population more aware on the vaccination calendar.
Keywords : Nursing; Community health nursing; Epidemiology; Adolescent behavior.