Vol - 29, Issue - 07
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-21-06-2022-1484
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Abstract : <p>In the present pandemic era, it has been once proven again that one of the major defense that can protect or less the effect of the disease is Vaccination [1]. In 1974, WHO has taken an initiative and launched Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) global wide to increase childhood immunization against the six basic infections such as measles, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and tuberculosis. Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) was launched with aim to accelerate the coverage of basic vaccines and to introduce the new vaccines in low-income and middle-income countries [5]. In spite of many national and international Initiatives launched to immunize globally, still there were reports in 2008 stating that 826,000 of children aged 1-59 due to vaccine-preventable diseases. Common factors that were observed associated with partial vaccination in this study was time of vaccination inconvenient and long waiting time for vaccination, same factors were highlighted in the previous studies done. Keeping in view about the low % of full vaccinated children of age below 24 months ,it is the need of the hour to strengthen vaccination coverage by taking few measure like making people understand the importance of vaccination and also the drawbacks if the vaccine is not taken on and before the deadline, increase the health education, get in contact with the families of children&rsquo;s who are not coming to vaccination place at appropriate age, keep a track record of the status of vaccination based on area wise.</p>

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