Immunization Coverage of Pregnant Women with Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine in Dormaa East District- Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana

  • M. Anokye Kumasi Technical University
  • J. Amoah-Mensah Sunyani Technical University
  • F. OseiFrimpong Kumasi Technical University
  • N. Acheampong Kumasi Technical University

Abstract

This paper examines the factors that affect immunization coverage of Tetanus toxoid vaccine in the Dormaa East District.These factors include the attitude of health staff, knowledge of importance immunization and the accessibility of health facilities.The findings suggest that most beneficiaries fail to get immunized due to the fact that they areill-treated by health workers. Some are also unaware of the immunization schedules and do not see the relevance of being immunized. Access to vaccination centre is also found to be associated with reasons for dropping-out in the course of immunization. It is recommended that routine educational campaign at both antenatal and postnatal sessions and child welfare clinics should be carried outto improve on EPI service utilization in the Dormaa East District Health Administration. There is also the need to provide mothers with immunization schedules and then stress the importance of immunization and the need to complete it.Mother’s immunization for tetanus toxoid vaccine should be equally given the needed attention and then treated well by health workers. More immunization service centers should also be created close to communities to
enable more people to patronize it.

Published
Mar 17, 2017
How to Cite
ANOKYE, M. et al. Immunization Coverage of Pregnant Women with Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine in Dormaa East District- Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana. International Conference on Applied Science and Technology Conference Proceedings, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 106 - 115, mar. 2017. ISSN 2467-902X. Available at: <https://conference.kstu.edu.gh/index.php/proceedings/article/view/12>. Date accessed: 20 june 2019.