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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-2

An assessment of missed opportunities for immunization in children and pregnant women attending different health facilities of a state hospital.


Dept. of Community Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College

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J Mitra
Dept. of Community Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College

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The present study carried out in Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta, has revealed problem of missed opportunities of immunisation in children and pregnant women and factors contributing to the problem. The percentage of missed opportunity in children and pregnant woman are 30% and 7% respectively. The major cause in case of children were that all the vaccines are not administered in all the days of week (71.05%) and in pregnant woman were wrong ideas about contraindication (42.86%) and indifferent attitude of the health worker (42.86%). All the missed opportunities were attributed to the health care providers.


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