Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 148--51

Sociomedical correlates of missed opportunities for immunisation.


NR Aswar, PG Deotale, KM Kale, JS Bhawalkar, VR Dhage 
 Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur

Correspondence Address:
N R Aswar
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur

Missed opportunity for immunisation is one of the hurdles in the achievement of 85 percent or more immunisation coverage. It is essential to screen every child for immunisation status and advise necessary immunisation at every opportunity otherwise full immunisation coverage may not be possible. Present survey was carried out at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur to study the sociomedical correlates of missed opportunities for immunisation in children below 2 years of age attending the hospital. Missed opportunities for immunisation in these children was found to be 39.9%. It is mostly for B. C. G. (21.8%) and measles (9.8%) and maximum for booster doses of DPT and polio (43%).


How to cite this article:
Aswar N R, Deotale P G, Kale K M, Bhawalkar J S, Dhage V R. Sociomedical correlates of missed opportunities for immunisation. Indian J Public Health 1999;43:148-51


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Aswar N R, Deotale P G, Kale K M, Bhawalkar J S, Dhage V R. Sociomedical correlates of missed opportunities for immunisation. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1999 [cited 2020 Nov 28 ];43:148-51
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