As stipulated by Parfrey & Barrett (2015), this kind of intervention is primary level of disease prevention which is the lowest, cheapest and most significant level of health care. Its main purpose is to provide mechanisms to deter and avoid the disease before it actually occurs. It increases the body’s resistance to clostridium tetani’s toxins and thus reducing the cost of health care and chances of disability. With regard to the social determinants causation framework, this prevention program fits in the health and healthcare determinant domain. This domain involves ensuring access to health care especially the primary health care that aims at preventing disease within a population. In addition, health literacy if offered through educative forums to create insight and understanding on the essence of the immunization programs and the various impacts it has on people’s health.
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Parfrey, P. S., & Barrett, B. (2015), Clinical epidemiology: Practice and methods. New York: Humana Press: Springer