INTRODUCTION: At birth infants to have protection against certain diseases because antibodies have passes through the placenta from the mother to unborn child. After birth breastfed babies get the continued benefits of additional antibodies in breast milk .But in both cases protection is temporary .Immunization is a way of creating immunity to certain diseases by using small amount of killed or weakened micro organism that causes the particular disease. Microorganism a can be virus ,or they can be bacteria ,such as pneumococcus. OBJECTIVES: To assess the existing knowledge on immunization among the mothers of under five children who are
admitted in pediatrics wards of RMMCH. To assess the effectiveness of video teaching programme on immunization among the mothers of under five children who are admitted in pediatrics wards of RMMCH To associate the mothers knowledge with selected demographic variables such as education, occupation, religion, family income, number of under five children in the family etc. A quantitative research approach, pre and post-test design was used to assess the effectiveness of video teaching programme on immunization regarding knowledge among the mothers of under five children. Mothers of under five children were selected through Simple random sampling method. RESULT: The pretest showed that the mothers10(17%) did not have adequate knowledge regarding immunization.The post test showed that
48(80%) mothers had adequate knowledge regarding immunization.The findings showed that video teaching programme played vital role in improving the knowledge
regarding immunization. CONCLUSION: The present study assessed the knowledge of the mothers regarding immunization and found that the mothers had inadequate knowledge regarding immunization. After video teaching programme on immunization there was a significant in the mothers knowledge regarding immunization.The study concluded that video teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge of the mothers on immunization.
Key words: effectiveness, video teaching programme, immunization, mothers, under five children