An Evaluation of the Measles Rubella Mass Vaccination Program in Schools of Meerut Cantonment 2018 and Assessment of Parents KAP towards Program

Authors

  • HM Kasi Viswanath
  • Dennis Abraham
  • Vijay Kumar Uthakalla

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14180

Keywords:

MR- Measles Rubella, LCA-Latent Class Analysis, MDG 4-Millennium Development Goal, CRS-Congenital Rubella syndrome, MRV-Measles Rubella Vaccine.

Abstract

Background: Measles Rubella campaign is global effort to eliminate measles and control of rubella by
vaccinating to children of 9 months to below 15 years of age group. The purpose of this study is to estimate
the post campaign level of MR vaccination coverage carried out in Meerut cantonment (2018-19) and to
study how the patterns of personal attitudes of mothers are linked to the decision making process for MR
vaccination.
Methodology: Cross sectional study carried out in 27 schools with target population of 30950, initially
consent for vaccination with few demographic details has been distributed to parents through school
administration, based on responses classified three groups, group 1 positive attitude, group 2 fearful attitude
and group 3 critical attitude further we used Latent class analysis and for the subgroups 5% of group 2
and group 3 participant groups multinomial logistic regression analysis used for finding the strength of
association and descriptive statistics, mean, median and percentages are applied in the analysis.
Results: Target reached 89.9% and missed opportunity 10.10%, LCA Biggest group are with fearful attitude
followed with positive and critical. Odds ratio of all variables calculated.
Conclusion: Media communication has to reach in population to all religion groups of people explaining
to social media rumors and monitoring by doctors directly increase the acceptance and vaccination rates.

Author Biographies

HM Kasi Viswanath

Grades Specialist, Station Health Organization, Meerut Cantonment

Dennis Abraham

Senior Advisor, MD Community Medicine,
Bareilly

Vijay Kumar Uthakalla

Professor of Community Medicine, Asram Medical College, Eluru-A.P

Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

HM Kasi Viswanath, Dennis Abraham, & Vijay Kumar Uthakalla. (2021). An Evaluation of the Measles Rubella Mass Vaccination Program in Schools of Meerut Cantonment 2018 and Assessment of Parents KAP towards Program. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(2), 485-492. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i2.14180