Determinants of Complete Immunization Coverage among Children Aged 11-24 Months in Somalia

Author: Abdinasir Abdullahi Jama

International Journal of Pediatrics, 2020


Background. The general coverage of vaccination means the percentage of children in world who received the recommended vaccines and has existed over the past few years continued the same.

Aim. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with complete immunization coverage among children aged 11-24 months in Somalia.

Method. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Galkayo hospital in Mudug region Somalia. Systematic random sampling was carried out in to recruit 357 children between 24 and 11 ages. Well-structured questionnaires were filled by participants who gave their consent. Data were analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences version 21. Descriptive statistics such as means, standard deviation, proportions, and range were used to summarize the data. Inferential statistics were used to test for association between the dependent variable and independent variables using the chi-square with the level of significance set at 5%.

Result. The age of the respondents was between 11 and 24 with a mean age of the 7.71 with standard deviation ±5.87, the level of education of the mother (p = 0:0001), the place of delivery of the baby (p = 0:0001), and the distance of the participants to health facility (p = 0:026533) were statistically significantly associated with immunization coverage. Final the full immunization coverage in Somalia is 20%.

Conclusion. The study is recommended to the government to increase the level of education of the mother; also, the study is recommended to increase the hospital delivery that may increase the immunization coverage in Somalia.

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