Opinion of Parents Regarding Conjugate Typhoid Vaccine
Objective : To study the opinion of parents regarding conjugate typhoid vaccine .
Method : 400 parents bringing their kids for vaccination were enrolled for the study at the vaccination clinic of The Karachi Adventist Hospital .A cross sectional survey was done from 18th November to 30th November 2019. All parents attending the vaccination clinic of the hospital with their children during the study period; and who met inclusion criteria were consecutively enrolled. A structured self -administered questionnaire was used to collect information from the parents.Parents whose infants are aged between 9 months to 15 years and mothers whose informed consent were obtained are included in the study. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 21.The Level of significance was set at P = 0.05 and 95% confidence interval reported where indicated.
Result :Opinion of parents regarding new conjugate typhoid vaccine correlated positively with parental age and educational level. Our data showed that majority of the respondents knew the typhoid illness though 75.8% had heard of new conjugate typhoid vaccine . A small percentage believed certain myths and feared its side effects to their child/children . After effective cousnselling and health education , 95.3% agreed for the given vaccination .
Conclusion : Our study showed encouraging opinion of majority of parents regarding new conjugate typhoid vaccine .Few parents have certain misconcepts and vague beliefs which were efficiently resolved by effective counselling regarding health education .
Key Words: Parents,vaccination ,children,new conjugate vaccine