Immunization status of 555 children were studied in a slum, Out of 555 children 509 (91.4 %) received B.C.G., 452 (84.2 %) and 438 (81.6 %) were immunized with all three doses of D.P.T. and O.P.V. respectively while only 318 (65.8 %) received Measles Vaccine. Regarding drop out rate between 1st and 3rd dose of D.P.T. and O.P.V. were 14.04 % and 3.5 % respectively. On further analysis it has been observed that Rumors was most leading cause of Non or partial immunization. To combat rumors we have to intensify information, education and communication in the Community.
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Rathi HB, Bansal AK, PK Shrivastav. Immunization Status of Pre-School Students in Slums. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2010; 2(1):57-58 .