ASSESSMENT OF THE IMMUNIZATION STATUS OF CHILDREN BETWEEN 1-3 YEARS OF AGE, COMING TO OPD OF MILITARY HOSPITAL, RAWALPINDI
Immunization Status of Children
Keywords:EPI coverage, Immunization, Vaccination
Objective: To determine the immunization status of children between 1-3 years of age, reported at children OPD; Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.
Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Paediatric outpatients department of Military Hospital, Rawalpindi from January to June 2010.
Material and Methods: Vaccination data of 2200 children of 1-3 years of age coming to outpatients department, regarding seven EPI target diseases was collected using a standard proforma. Statistical analysis was done at the end of study using SPSS version 14.0.
Results: Out of 2200 children, 1256 (57.1%) were completely immunized, 740 (33.6%) were partially immunized and 204 (9.3%) were unimmunized.
Conclusions: This study concludes that immunization indicators have not met the expected benchmarks and achievements are inadequate as compared to the regional and global immunization level.