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A Survey on Measles and Rubella Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs) in Iran

Seyed Mohsen Zahraei 1 , Mohammad Mehdi Gouya 1 , * , Mahdi Mohammadi 2 , Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei 2 , Mehdi Zanganeh 2 , Iraj Zareban 2 , Malek Kiani 2 , Hosein Ali Adineh 2 , Azam Sabouri 1 , Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam 2 , Feiz Mohammad Elhami 2 and Alireza Khorram 2
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1 Center for Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
2 Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Article information
  • Health Scope: November 2017, 6 (4); e64184
  • Published Online: November 26, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 11, 2016
  • Revised: March 3, 2017
  • Accepted: June 19, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/jhealthscope.64184

To Cite: Zahraei S M, Gouya M M, Mohammadi M, Tabatabaei S M, Zanganeh M, et al. A Survey on Measles and Rubella Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs) in Iran, Health Scope. 2017 ; 6(4):e64184. doi: 10.5812/jhealthscope.64184.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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