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Knowledge and Practices of Mothers about Rota Vaccine in Al Matama Locality, River Nile State, Sudan

Osman Magzoub Altayeb Musa, Suleman Elkamil Ahmed, Lmya Eltaib Elhadi

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Abstract

A descriptive cross-sectional community-based study was conducted in Al Matama locality during the period extend from (2013-2015).The study aimed to stand on knowledge and practices of mothers about rotavirus vaccine. Two hundred and ten mothers were selected using systematic sampling techniques and the WHO Cluster Sample Manual. Data of the study variables were collected using a pre-prepared questionnaire, and the results presented in form of tables and graphs. The study revealed that 83.3% of the mothers completed Rota vaccine doses for their children, and those did not complete Rota vaccine doses due to neglect and laziness of mothers. The results showed that 66.2% of the mothers got their knowledge about rotavirus from the health center through immunization technicians. All mothers were knowledgeable about the importance of vaccination, and 98.6% of the mothers had vaccination cards for their children. Most of the mothers (77.1%) vaccinated their children in the fixed strategy. All mothers know that vaccination had side effects, and 66.8% of mothers their children had side effects after vaccination such as fever. The study recommended that vaccination technicians continue to deliver basic messages of vaccination to mothers and beneficiaries during the sessions. Training staff to improve their skills for effective communication, and this will help to increase awareness of mothers about vaccination.
Keywords: Immunization, Knowledge, Mothers, Practices, Rotavirus, Vaccine

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