Mothers Awareness and Attitude Regarding Children Immunization in Rural Area, Lahore
Background: The most relevant identification of medication is vaccination. It is a distinctive public health attribute that takes into account the greatest cost-effectiveness of reducing the incidence of harmful and transmissible diseases. The vaccine is intended to protect about 2 million and 3 million survivors per year. For an individual, the concept of vaccination is not insufficient, but by preventing the transfer of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), often referred to as immunity, the public's apprehension as a full immunized child is not self-protective to others. A decline in some VPDs remained noted for several years, due to a rise the numeral of unimmunized children recorded in the past. Objectives: To assess awareness and attitude of the community effects on child immunization. Study Design: Cross- sectional descriptive study. Settings: The rural community of the Lahore. Duration: March to May 2022. Methods: A validated questionnaire was used to assess awareness and attitude of the community effects on child immunization. Chi square test use for data analysis. Results: Most of the 59 (39.3 %) mothers surveyed were aged 21-25 and 58 years of age (38.7%). The respondents were distinguished by a relatively non-homogeneous structure in terms of the level of education. The most of participants were illiterate 46 (30.7%) and others were a mix of Primary 10 (6.7%), Matric 38 (25.3%), Secondary 15 (10.0%), Bachelor’s degree 24(16.0%), and Master’s degree 11(11.3%). From a total of the study participated the number of children three was 50 (33.3%) others were a mix of 1 child 25(16.7%), 2 children 35 (23.3%), and more than 4 children 40 (26.7%). 117(78.0%) Majority of mothers were complete children immunization status, 15 (10.0%) were incomplete other 18 (12%) continued. 145 (96.7%) majority of the mothers have information about the routine vaccination schedule. Conclusion: A supportive attitude towards the vaccination of children was displayed by the most of the mothers. Vaccination played a main role in the many diseases’ prevention, they claimed. At the same time, most mothers vaccinate their children with a low awareness indicator, but do not have detailed details about a regular vaccination schedule.