Parental knowledge and attitude to smallpox vaccination in a rural community of South India
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A study was undertaken in a rural community to examine the knowledge and attitude of parents towards the ongoing smallpox vaccination programme and also to identify the factors responsible for the meagre coverage of smallpox vaccination. The study revealed that the educational status of the parents had no bearing on health knowledge like causation, spread and prevention of smallpox. The factors identified for meagre coverage of smallpox vaccination relate to situational, administrative as well as psychological influences
KeywordsEducational Status Health Unit Smallpox Parental Knowledge Primary Vaccination
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