Assessment of Perception about Immunization Among the Mothers of Under-Five Children at Urban Slum Area of Vijayapura City
Keywords:Immunization, Unde-five, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice
Introduction: Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health investments worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the expanded programme on immunization (EPI) in 1974 with the aim of immunizing children throughout the world.
Objective: Assessment of perception about immunization among the mothers of under-five children at urban slum area of Vijayapura city.
Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Urban Field practice area of Community Medicine department among the mothers of under-five children residing permanently in the area and were interviewed regarding the perception about immunization to their children by using pre-structured proforma.
Results: level of knowledge & perception was found average (around 50%). Nearly 40 to 60% of the participants agreed to the statements which signifies the immunization is very important to the child’s growth and development and should not be avoided.
Conclusions: Providing mothers of under-five children with information about vaccination effectively increases the immunization coverage and was highly cost-effective also.
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