International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

A study to estimate the coverage of measles rubella vaccination campaign in urban field practice area of MR Medical College, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

Author(s): Dr. Mubeen Hussain and Dr. Lakshmi Kalbandkeri
Abstract: Introduction: Measles and rubella are among the most infectious diseases of humans. Seroprevalence studies suggest that coverage in the range of 90–95% is needed for elimination. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India implemented Measles Rubella (MR) campaign in January-February 2017 to increase MR vaccination coverage. This study was carried out to assess the post-campaign coverage of MR vaccination in the urban field practice area of M. R. Medical College. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with who is missed in a mass campaign.
Objectives: To estimate the coverage of MR vaccination campaign and to determine the reasons for non-immunization of the children.
Methodology: Community based cross sectional study was conducted in the urban field practice area of M. R. Medical College, Kalaburagi for a duration of one month during march 2017 and April 2017 among 400 children aged 9 months to 15 completed years using a pre tested, semi structured questionnaire after obtaining informed consent from the study subjects. The data were analyzed using SPSS v 20.
Results: Of the 400 children that were studied, the total coverage for MR vaccine was 88.0%. Significant differences in coverage were observed between male (53.41%) and female children (46.59%). The most commonly reported reason for non-vaccination was being child was ill (37.5%) followed by unaware of the campaign (33.33%).
Conclusion: In our study, the campaign performance was below the target coverage of 90% set by the Government of India. Enhancing population awareness about rubella disease and its prevention is an important mechanism for increasing understanding of the rationale of the MR vaccine over traditional measles vaccine.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Mubeen Hussain, Dr. Lakshmi Kalbandkeri. A study to estimate the coverage of measles rubella vaccination campaign in urban field practice area of MR Medical College, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. Int J Adv Community Med 2020;3(1):30-33. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1a.112
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine