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Factors Influencing Immunization Status Of Urban And Rural Children in Delhi

Author(s): Gulati N | Sahagal K | Gogia V | Jain B K

Journal: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
ISSN 0970-0218

Volume: 15;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 180;
Date: 1990;
Original page

A study conducted in an urban and rural area of Delhi to assess immunization coverage of children revealed that the number of fully immunized and partially immunized children was higher in the urban than in the rural area, but all vaccines, except BCG, in both areas fell short of the target of 85% coverage as laid down by the Universal immunization programme, knowledge of mothers about immunization was but one third of mother in both areas did not know about the requirement of 3 does of DTP. Health staff was the most important sources of information in both areas (66.5%in urban and 66.7% in rural area) followed by radio of T.V in the urban and person-to-person contact in the rural area. The most important reasons for failure of immunization in both areas were illness of the child and family problem. Therefore the need for imparting health education in both areas through health workers by personal contact and by mass media is strongly recommended to achieve the target of 85% immunization coverage.
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