An evaluational study: the perception of mother about routine immunization attending anganwadi centre in urban Hapur, Uttar Pradesh

Nitin K. Pathak, Pankaj Kumar


Background: Immunization is the most powerful, safe and cost-effective measures for prevention/control of a number of diseases. The historical success of eradicating the dreaded disease, Smallpox, prompted World Health Organization (WHO) to ask its member countries to launch immunization against six vaccine preventable diseases in its national immunization schedule because unequivocal knowledge and practices helps to develop positive attitude towards vaccination and thus their contribution to vaccination. It helps to reduce the burden of dreadful infectious diseases, which are best controlled by vaccination. Poor maternal knowledge likely to results in partial immunization coverage or nill immunization coverage in children.

Methods: Total 256 mother with children of aged 12-60 months were interviewed during four months duration, for the study. During the survey, 256 mothers having children between 12-60 months were interviewed through a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire.

Results: 97.08 mothers knew that immunization is to be started at birth, 39% of mothers knew that OPV protects against polio. All the mothers had received T.T during pregnancy as per schedule (93%) and 99% had received 2 doses. Maximum mother reported that information was received by ASHA/AWW.

Conclusions: According to source of information the IEC activities should be increased and to improve the level of knowledge among mother of under five children. 


Evaluational study, Perception of mother, Routine immunization, Urban Hapur

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