Assessment of the organization and operation of vaccine rooms in primary health care in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2015* * This article was based on the PhD final thesis of the lead author, Leila das Graças Siqueira, entitled 'Quality of the assistance of vaccination services: assessment of structure and operation of vaccine rooms and users' satisfaction', defended along with the Post-graduation Program in Health Sciences, State University of Montes Claros (Unimontes), in 2016.

Leila das Graças Siqueira Andréa Maria Eleutério de Barros Lima Martins Cláudia Mendes Campos Versiani Lyllian Aparecida Vieira Almeida Claudemilson da Silva Oliveira Jairo Evangelista Nascimento Bárbara Paloma Almeida Alecrim Rafaela Caetano Bezerra About the authors

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

to assess the quality of the organization and operation of vaccine rooms in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2015.

METHODS:

descriptive evaluation study on the quality of vaccine rooms, based on the technical guidelines and standards recommended by the National Immunization Program, using a questionnaire adapted from the Evaluation Program of the Vaccine Room Supervision Tool (PAISSV 2.0).

RESULTS:

all 18 vaccine rooms in the municipality were assessed; regarding the quality concept of the vaccine rooms, six of them were considered ideal, five good, four regular, and three as insufficient.

CONCLUSION:

most vaccine rooms were classified as good/ideal; however, there is a need to organize continuous education programs for professionals and structural improvements, in order to meet the standards recommended by the National Immunization Program.

Keywords:
Vaccination; Health Services Evaluation; Structure of Services; Quality of Care Health; Evaluation Studies

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