Dominant Contributing Factors in Increasing Mother Awareness of Complete Immunization Status for Their School-Aged children in Tangerang City in 2015

Yuli Anawati, Dian Ayubi

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Abstract

The school-aged children immunization coverage in Tangerang City in 2014 was low on coverage during School Immunization Month program reaching only 90.84% which was lower than the national target. The complete immunization status for the children was affected by mother awareness. This study was conducted to find out the dominant contributing factors that influenced mother awareness of immunization for their school-aged children in the city of Tangerang using cross-sectional analysis. The respondents were 300 mothers who were selected using snowball sampling with data collection technique using interviews. This study found out only 73% school-aged children had complete immunization status. This study also found out that mother awareness was affected by level of education, knowledge, husband support, healthcare worker support, and AEFI records. Husband support was the most dominant factor because the analysis shows that nearly 40% husbands suggested that immunization was important to their children. The percentage could be increased by improving the role of healthcare workers and intersectoral collaboration in increasing the immunization coverage by giving more knowledge to society especially husband through counseling about the benefits of immunization to their children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-682
JournalInternational Journal of Scientific and Research Publications
Volume7
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Mother awareness, Immunization for school-aged children

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