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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-176
Immunization Coverage In Urban, Rural And Tribal Populations-A Comparative Assessment



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A K Bhardwaj


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Immunization coverage assessment of 327 children in Himachal pradesh revealed that 66.7%, 42.2% and 50.6% children were fully immunized in urban, rural and tribal areas respectively. The coverage by all vaccines was well above the national average. Drop out rates were more in the rural areas followed by tribal and urban areas. The main reason for drop outs in immunization was parents’ preoccupation with their work. However in the opinion of the health workers, fear of side reactions and illness of the child were the main reasons for the poor response.


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