Parent education key to improving pediatric vaccination rates in India

The greatest barrier to routine immunization of children in India is parents’ lack of awareness of the importance of vaccination, according to a recent study of pediatricians and primary health center (PHC) physicians.

Key Point: Parents should be educated as to the importance of fully vaccinating their children. A focused effort to address this issue has the potential to improve vaccination rates throughout India.

India’s immunization rates are some of the lowest in the world. As part of an effort to improve those rates, the study, which focused on Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, sought to determine practices and attitudes of pediatricians and PHC physicians regarding routine vaccination. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, only...

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