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Table 5 Reasons of mothers/caregivers for not fully vaccinating children in the Jigjiga District

From: Immunization coverage of 12–23 months old children and associated factors in Jigjiga District, Somali National Regional State, Ethiopia

Reasons Number (%)
Lack of information
 Unaware the need of immunization 3 (0.5)
 Unaware the need to return for 2nd and 3rd dose 47 (8.1)
 Unaware time of measles vaccine 3 (0.5)
 Fear of side reactions 2 (0.3)
Lack of motivation
 Don't believe in vaccination 12 (2.1)
 Busyness due to work load 137 (23.5)
 Thinking that child will vaccinate in the other time 8 (1.4)
 Long queue in the vaccination center 3 (0.5)
 Forgetting vaccination date 46 (7.9)
Obstacles
 Absence of vaccinator 10 (1.7)
 Vaccine centre was too far 38 (6.5)
 There was an abscess at the place of vaccine 9 (1.5)
 The child faced difficulty after receiving vaccine 11 (1.9)
 The child was sick 16 (2.7)
 Mother was sick 12 (2.1)
 Mothers/gargivers thought the vaccinator would cometo home 11 (1.9)