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Factors influencing attendance to immunization sessions for children in a rural district of Ghana. / Bosu, W K; Ahelegbe, D; Edum-Fotwe, E; Bainson, K A; Turkson, P K.

In: Acta Tropica, Vol. 68, No. 3, 12.1997, p. 259-267.

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Bosu, WK, Ahelegbe, D, Edum-Fotwe, E, Bainson, KA & Turkson, PK 1997, 'Factors influencing attendance to immunization sessions for children in a rural district of Ghana', Acta Tropica, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 259-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-706X(97)00094-6

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Bosu, W. K., Ahelegbe, D., Edum-Fotwe, E., Bainson, K. A., & Turkson, P. K. (1997). Factors influencing attendance to immunization sessions for children in a rural district of Ghana. Acta Tropica, 68(3), 259-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-706X(97)00094-6

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Bosu, W K ; Ahelegbe, D ; Edum-Fotwe, E ; Bainson, K A ; Turkson, P K. / Factors influencing attendance to immunization sessions for children in a rural district of Ghana. In: Acta Tropica. 1997 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 259-267.

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