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Session Sites Monitoring of Routine Immunization Program in Bijapur District

Santosh M Biradar and Mallikarjun K Biradar
Dept of Community Medicine, BLDEU's Shri B M Patil Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
Abstract—Background and Aim: The success of immunization program in field depends on the availability of appropriate logistics and proper training of health workers. This study was undertaken to focus on inspecting actual logistics availability, vaccination techniques and safety issues at Routine Immunization (RI) session sites of Bijapur District. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was done using a structured questionnaire. Data was collected from 46 RI session sites of Bijapur District. Results: It was observed from study that AD syringe availability was adequate. Functional Hub Cutter was available in 29 (63.1%), Red and Black bag in 25 (54.4%) and Vitamin A solution in 26 (56.5%) session sites. Availability of vaccines was satisfactory except for Hepatitis B 44(95.7%) and Japanese Encephalitis 33 (71.7%). Vaccine storage conditions were appropriate except in 2 session sites were OPV vaccine was in Stage III VVM. The time of reconstitution was noted in 41 (89.1%) session sites. Only in 26 (56.5%) sessions ANM were cutting the Syringe with Hub Cutter immediately after use and in 35 (76.1%) session sites all the four key messages were given to parents. Conclusion: The present study observed satisfactory immunization session organization in terms of logistics, cold chain maintenance and injection techniques. 

Index Terms—cold chain, logistics, immunization, session site, vaccine

Cite: Santosh M Biradar and Mallikarjun K Biradar, "Session Sites Monitoring of Routine Immunization Program in Bijapur District," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 232-236, October 2013.
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