IMMUNIZATION STATUS OF CHILDREN 1-2 YEARS OF AGE AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN, SINDH PAKISTAN
Keywords:Immunization, Measles, Paediatrics, Polio, Vaccine
Objective: To assess the immunization status of children 1-2 years of age reporting at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan.
Material & Methods: This observational study was conducted at an outpatient department of Indus Medical College and Hospital from September 2018 to February 2019. Immunization data of 800 children aged 1-2 years of age was obtained regarding nine EPI target diseases.
Results: Out of 800 children, 431 (53.9%) were immunized, 277 (34.6%) were partially immunized and 92 (11.5%) were not immunized.
Conclusion: The study statics conducted concludes that immunization indicators in Pakistan have not met the expected benchmarks and have poor up-to-date immunization coverage. Further studies at the gross level are needed to identify root causes to achieve set targets at the regional level.
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