The Assessment of Parents’ Awareness of Children Immunization as per Universal immunization program (UIP)

  • Harsha Dipak Vaidya
  • Premkumar P Badwaik
Keywords: Additional Vaccination, Child Health, Disease Prevention, Routine Vaccination

Abstract

There are numerous diseases which cause infection in the human beings, it may get cured with medication or without the medication and some of them are become fatal. There are some diseases which get cured completely but leaves behind some damage in human, like polio. This damage not cause physically but also cause mental trauma to children. So, it is better to prevent the disease before manifestation, for that immunization is the best way to prevent and protect from disease by giving medication like a vaccine. Large populations of parents are not aware of the benefits of the immunization. Awareness regarding the vaccination among a small town population is less. The aim by this Survey is parents' awareness of children immunization as per Universal immunization program (UIP). For survey, conducted the cross-sectional observational questionnaire-based community survey in the Yelikeli village of Wardha district, where the assessment of the children immunizations should do up to the age of 5 years. In 94% population of parents are known about the vaccination, which has to be given to their children of age between 1-4 years. Around 82% of parents get information regarding immunization by Anganwadi sevika. The survey concludes that the government immunization coverage reached to the small village.  Most effective mode to provide information about the vaccination program was door to door advertisement which reduces the chances of missing doses of vaccination and because of that parent is well aware of the UIP schedule. The vaccine is enough sufficient to avert severe disease.

Author Biographies

Harsha Dipak Vaidya

UG Student, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha.

Premkumar P Badwaik

Associate Professor & HOD, Department of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha.

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Vaidya, H., & Badwaik, P. (2020). The Assessment of Parents’ Awareness of Children Immunization as per Universal immunization program (UIP). International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 11(4), 735-738. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v11i4.1485
Section
Research Articles