Review identifies gaps in pediatric immunization rates in India

According to the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS), less than half of all Indian children aged 12 to 23 months are fully vaccinated against tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles. In an effort to understand the gaps in vaccination coverage, a recent systematic review published in the journal Indian Pediatrics identified the key factors associated with low immunization rates.

“[The] paper identifies lacunae for achieving the desired coverage of routine immunization.”
-Piyush Gupta, MD, FIAP, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India, and editor-in-chief of Indian Pediatrics

The study, which reviewed NFHS data as well as studies covering individual population groups or regions in India, found several contributing factors...

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