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Title: Factors Influencing Child Immunization in Ishaka Town Council Bushenyi District Uganda
Authors: Adong, Rachael
Keywords: Child Immunization
Ishaka Town Council
Bushenyi District
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Allied Health Sciences
Abstract: Introduction Complete child immunization by the age of 12 months in Western Uganda are far below the targeted average percentage of 80%. Withstanding the above, the factors influencing child immunization are still unknown Objective To ascertain factors influencing child immunization in Ishaka Town Council, Bushenyi district. Methodology A descriptive, cross-sectional research design was conducted to describe the child immunization level by the age of 12 months. Results A total of 135 caregivers of children aged between 12-18 months were interviewed for the survey. The majority 101 (75%) were between the age of 20 and 34, 32 (24%) were 35 years and above and the remaining 2 (1%) were less than the age of 20 years with mean age of 29.8±5.9 (Table.1). The immediate caregivers of the children were mothers (94.5%), fathers (1.9%) and other family members (3.6%). Conclusion There is low Vaccination coverage among children aged 12-18 months in Ishaka town compared to national and global target. The study showed factors that are significantly associated with vaccination incompletion among children age 12-18 months were knowledge about benefit of vaccinating child and age to complete vaccination, Area of advice, ANC follow up and institutional delivery. Recommendation The health office and health facilities in town should work on reasons provided by the caregivers for vaccination incompletion such as Strengthen vaccine stock management at health facilities in town to avoid shortage of vaccines that may lead to incomplete vaccination
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences in partial fulfillment of requirements for the award of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health(DCM)

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