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RMJ. 2015; 40(4): 441-444


Mother’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices about child immunization: A study in district Faisalabad, Pakistan

Malik Muhammad Sohail, Babak Mahmood, Muhammad Asim.


Abstract

Objectives: To explore the knowledge, attitude and practices of the mothers about children immunization and to access the vaccination status of the children.
Methodology: Data was collected on pre-designed questionnaire and analysed by descriptive statistics.
Results: It was found that 26.5% respondents had not knowledge about routine vaccination schedule. Only 37% respondents were well aware about the name of common diseases of the children. 76% children were fully immunized and 17% children were partially immunized and BCG coverage was 94% in the study area.
Conclusion: Mothers had poor knowledge but positive attitude towards the importance of children vaccination and vaccination schedule. Mostly, mothers practice child vaccination to prevent diseases but did not know about the communicable diseases and age appropriate immunization.

Key words: Knowledge, attitude, practice, immunization, communicable diseases






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