Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj

Community Medicine, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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  • Original Article   
    Age Appropriate Immunization (AAI) as an Intractable Issue Subsequent to Coverage
    Author(s): Dinesh Kumar*, Sushant Sharma and Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj

    Background: Age appropriate immunization (AAI) observed as an important issue irrespective of vaccine coverage. Aim: To study the extent of AAI in a state with high coverage for fully immunized (FI) coverage. Subjects and Methods: A rapid cross-sectional survey was done in all 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh, India using World Health Organization (WHO) approved 30 cluster techniques in every district. Mean age (in days) with 95.0% confidence interval (CI) was calculated to ascertain gap between vaccines; BCG, DPT/Hep B (1,2,3) and measles. Results: About 82.0% mothers possessed immunization card of 2491 surveyed children and coverage was found to be 84.9% for both BCG and DPT/Hep B-1, and 84.8%, 83.9%, and 82.7% for DPT/Hep B-2, 3 and measles respectively. The mean age of immunization obs.. Read More»

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