Introduction:Vaccine is an immune-biological-substance designed to produce specific protection against a given disease. It stimulates the production of protective antibody and other immune mechanisms. ‘Cold chain maintenance’ is the system of storage and transport of vaccines at a low temperature (2-8 ºC) from the manufacturer to the actual vaccine site. Child immunization is the most cost effective ways of preventing premature deaths and the potency of vaccines; crucial for its efficacy is dependent on effective management of cold chain at all levels of vaccines handling. The system used for keeping and distributing vaccine in good condition is called the ‘cold chain’. Therefore the study asses effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme (PTP) on practices of maintenance of cold chain among health personnel working at selected primary health center’s (PHC)."
Methodology: A quasi experimental study conducted by using an evaluator approach. 100 Health Personnel were selected from 6 PHCs of karad by Simple random sampling method. Structured questionnaire was administered before and after (PTP) to evaluate data.
Result: The mean score of Pre Test knowledge in health personnel was (15.64) & in Post Test it was (17.51) showed increased in knowledge score by 2 units. (p <0.05).Conclusion: Though the practices are good, the study stresses the need for such innovative teaching to update the knowledge of Health Personnel