Dr Muhammad Asad Raza, Dr Munnaza Imran, Dr Madiha Naeem
In this report, a sero-epidemiological survey was performed to determine the prevalence of rubella immunity and antibody titer in 11-16-year-old girls in urban and rural areas of Multan division. The results and conclusion are presented. Place and Duration: In the Department of Community Medicine Of Nishter Hospital Multan for one year duration from February 2019 to February 2020. Methods: A total of 812 serum specimens were collected by random sampling; 613 from rural and 199 from urban regions. The size of the samples was approximately proportional to the number of total junior high school girls in these areas8, and ensure that the estimated error does not exceed 3% with 95 percent correlation. Results: 812 serum samples were tested for rubella antibody. 17% had antibody titers below or equal to 1:10, but the rate of sero-negativity was 20.5% in urban and 16.3% in rural areas. 80 percent of the 11-12-year age group and 85 percent of the 13-14 year and 15-16-year age groups are immune to rubella. Conclusion: In Pakistan, information about the immunity status in different parts of the country is scant and it is advisable to monitor sero-epidemiological studies in different geographical urban and rural regions in' order to design the most suitable and economical vaccination policy.