Assessment Of Childhood Immunisation Practices Among Parents In Arapai Subcounty, Soroti District-Uganda

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ABSTRACT

Aim The study aimed to assess childhood immunisation practices among parents in Arapai subcounty, Soroti district-Uganda. Methods A cross-sectional study design was used in which 114 parents and caretakers were recruited into the study using simple random sampling technique. Both male and female respondents were recruited. A questionnaire was used to collect data about childhood immunization practices. Results From data collected, 72.8% of the respondents were female while 28.2% were male. 66.7% of the parents had their children fully immunized while 33.3% had their children not fully immunized. Further, 81.6% of the respondents were not aware of the immunization schedule while 18.4% were aware of the immunization schedule. Child Falling sick after previous immunization (34.2%) was the main reason given for not completing schedule. 31.6% of the parents reported having forgotten to take the children for the next visit, while 18.4% said they were busy. Conclusion There is a need to increase awareness and knowledge about the benefits and importance of vaccination, as well as the harmful consequences of non-complete immunization.

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APA

COLLINS, A (2021). Assessment Of Childhood Immunisation Practices Among Parents In Arapai Subcounty, Soroti District-Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-childhood-immunisation-practices-among-parents-in-arapai-subcounty-soroti-district-uganda

MLA 8th

COLLINS, ALINGU "Assessment Of Childhood Immunisation Practices Among Parents In Arapai Subcounty, Soroti District-Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-childhood-immunisation-practices-among-parents-in-arapai-subcounty-soroti-district-uganda. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

MLA7

COLLINS, ALINGU . "Assessment Of Childhood Immunisation Practices Among Parents In Arapai Subcounty, Soroti District-Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021. Web. 25 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-childhood-immunisation-practices-among-parents-in-arapai-subcounty-soroti-district-uganda >.

Chicago

COLLINS, ALINGU . "Assessment Of Childhood Immunisation Practices Among Parents In Arapai Subcounty, Soroti District-Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-childhood-immunisation-practices-among-parents-in-arapai-subcounty-soroti-district-uganda