Lessons from Observation of Supplementary Immunization Activity in India

Malhotra, V (2012) Lessons from Observation of Supplementary Immunization Activity in India. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Successful conduction of supplementary immunization activity is vital both for prevention of transmission of Wild Polio Viruses, as well as outbreaks due to importation of infection to India. The present study attempts to identify reasons that restrict parents to bring their children to polio booths on ‘Polio Sunday’, and highlights the need for concerted house-to-house ‘search and vaccinate’ activities to ensure near 100% coverage of target children to achieve the aim of Polio Free India.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Supplementary immunization; Pulse Polio; India
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8876
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:04
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:04

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