FACTORS AFFECTING CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION IN UGO COMMUNITY INORHIONMWON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE.
*Amiegheme Felicia E., Peter Okhai and Iyevhobu L. O. K.
The study, which seek to ascertain factors affecting immunization in Aduwawa Community in Ikpoba-Okha, Edo
State involved data collection from 100 Aduwawa Community women which formed the research sample size, 100
questionnaires were administered, which were fully retrieved, and responses were tabulated in the project work and
analyzed using percentage distributions and the research questions and hypothesis tested using Chi-Square testing.
The results showed: That there is significant relationship between the educational qualification of parents and the
Immunisation of Children, that majority of them are aware of the importance of Immunisation, that proximity of
the health centres is essential and 62% of them say cultural beliefs may hinder the decision to immunize a child.
Conclusively, negligence of duty and irresponsibility on the part of some parents maybe among some of the many
factors still affecting childhood immunisation in the Ugo Community of Orhionmwon Local Government Area of
Edo State, since not all religious and cultural believes impedes immunisation of children; Health Centres proximity
is not much of an issue as many Health Centres are located at close proximity to the community people; Majority
are aware of the benefits of Immunization; and educational qualification of parents is also not much of an issue as
all mothers who participated in the survey have one form of education or the other.
Keywords: Immunisation, Community, Health, Children and Centre.
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