Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(12): 1449-1456

Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Gehan Abdulaziz, Lama Alkhaldi, Nejoud Alsharif, Maha Alshreef, Asalah Alkhaldi, Waad Alotaibi, Manal Elnashar.

ABSTRACT

Background: The immunization rate is one of the best public health outcomes; parental immunization decision is essential to improve the speed of immunization. This study aims to identify and analyze the perception of married couples about the importance of vaccination and the source of information about vaccines by assessing the barriers and obstacles that prevent children from receiving the vaccines. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study on married couples in the Western region, Saudi Arabia, conducted from 22 October 2020 to 22 April 2021. A simple randomized sampling of 1,500 participants through an online electronic survey was performed. The following data were obtained: demographic (age, gender, residency, etc.), child vaccination status and barriers, perception and acceptance of vaccination, and source of information. Results: It was reported by 80.5% of the participants that their child received the compulsory vaccination up to their age, whereas 3.9% (n = 16) participants have not received any vaccine. Participants who have more than two or more children at home have received all vaccines up to their children’s age (81.24%) compared to those who have only one child (79%). When we assessed the reasons behind missing the compulsory vaccines, it has found that the most common single reason was long waiting time (16.25%) followed by forgetting the day of immunization. Conclusion: Depending on the data, the system needs to improve to decrease the waiting time and remind the parents about vaccination day. Also, educating parents with one child about compulsory vaccination is essential.

Keywords:
Barriers, childhood, vaccination, western region, Saudi Arabia.


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Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Gehan Abdulaziz
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Lama Alkhaldi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Nejoud Alsharif
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Maha Alshreef
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Asalah Alkhaldi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Waad Alotaibi
Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Manal Elnashar
Pediatric, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Jehanahmed.ab@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Sep 2022
Accepted 22 Oct 2022
Published online 05 Nov 2022
Published in print 26 Nov 2022

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Abdulaziz G, Alkhaldi L, Alsharif N, Alshreef M, Alkhaldi A, Alotaibi W, Elnashar M. Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(12): 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


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Abdulaziz G, Alkhaldi L, Alsharif N, Alshreef M, Alkhaldi A, Alotaibi W, Elnashar M. Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=116401 [Access: January 29, 2023]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


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Abdulaziz G, Alkhaldi L, Alsharif N, Alshreef M, Alkhaldi A, Alotaibi W, Elnashar M. Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(12): 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


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Abdulaziz G, Alkhaldi L, Alsharif N, Alshreef M, Alkhaldi A, Alotaibi W, Elnashar M. Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited January 29, 2023]; 6(12): 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


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Abdulaziz, G., Alkhaldi, . L., Alsharif, . N., Alshreef, . M., Alkhaldi, . A., Alotaibi, . W. & Elnashar, . M. (2022) Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (12), 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


Turabian Style

Abdulaziz, Gehan, Lama Alkhaldi, Nejoud Alsharif, Maha Alshreef, Asalah Alkhaldi, Waad Alotaibi, and Manal Elnashar. 2022. Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (12), 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


Chicago Style

Abdulaziz, Gehan, Lama Alkhaldi, Nejoud Alsharif, Maha Alshreef, Asalah Alkhaldi, Waad Alotaibi, and Manal Elnashar. "Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Abdulaziz, Gehan, Lama Alkhaldi, Nejoud Alsharif, Maha Alshreef, Asalah Alkhaldi, Waad Alotaibi, and Manal Elnashar. "Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.12 (2022), 1449-1456. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


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Abdulaziz, G., Alkhaldi, . L., Alsharif, . N., Alshreef, . M., Alkhaldi, . A., Alotaibi, . W. & Elnashar, . M. (2022) Public perception and barriers to compulsory childhood vaccination in the western region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (12), 1449-1456. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1663853925


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