Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002671
Title: Awareness about childhood vaccination among parents with children below 15 years of age
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The study aimed to create awareness about childhood vaccination among parents with children below 15 years of age. Objective: The objective of the study was to identify whether the parents with young children are aware about regular childhood vaccination such as hepatitis, influenza, diphtheria, and tetanus and whether the children are given regular time intervals following the vaccination schedule. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted among 100 parents in south Indian population who have children between the age group of 1 and 15 years. A questionnaire containing 14 close-ended questions was prepared and given to parents for filling up. Answers were analyzed and evaluated using SPSS software and the results obtained were tabulated in bar graphs. Results and Conclusion: On analyzing the results obtained from the present study, it is clear that there is not enough awareness among parents about childhood vaccination and further research needs to be initiated in this field to prevent the occurrence of health problems among children.

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    J. Sarvesh Kumar1 , M. P. Brundha2

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    1 Department of Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: M. P. Brundha, Department of Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Department of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    J. Sarvesh Kumar1 , M. P. Brundha2

    Title:Awareness about childhood vaccination among parents with children below 15 years of age
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2481-2484)
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    Methodology:childhood vaccination,questions based survey
    Research Materials:Children,among parents

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Awareness Children Knowledge Parents Vaccination

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