Awareness of parents regarding immunization of their children in slum areas of Nanded city
Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 6, Issue 1
Background: Immunization significantly lowers the morbidity and mortality rates in children by protecting them from Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs). Inadequate levels of immunization against childhood diseases remain a significant public health problem in resource-poor areas of the globe. Objective: To assess the awareness of parents regarding immunization of their children. Results: out of 210 study subjects, 184 (87.6%) said that vaccines are given to prevent diseases. 207 (98.6%) don’t have awareness about the cold chain in case of immunization. 119 (56.7%) don’t know about the name of vaccines that has to be given to their children up to 1 year. 187 (89.0%) parents don’t know about the name of vaccine preventable diseases of childhood as per National Immunization Schedule. 204 (97.1%) told that Health staff was the most common source of information about recommended vaccination of their children. Conclusion: The overall awareness of parents regarding immunization of their children was found to be non-satisfactory except purpose of vaccination of their children
Authors and Affiliations
Saleem H Tambe, Inamdar I F, Nina Borade, Gattani P L
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How To Cite
Saleem H Tambe, Inamdar I F, Nina Borade, Gattani P L (2018). Awareness of parents regarding immunization of their children in slum areas of Nanded city. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 6(1), 22-26. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-448160