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Journal of Biological Series 2(3): 086-091, July 2019
DOI: 10.15413/jbs.2019.0111
2019 Academia Publishing


Parents determination factors influencing incomplete basic immunization for infants in Sorong City, West Papua Province

Accepted 7th  June, 2019


Alva Cherry Mustamu1* and Serly A. Markus1

1Health Polytechnic of Health Ministry, Sorong, Indonesia.
2Sorong City Health Service, Sorong, Indonesia.


The implementation of complete Indonesian basic immunization decreased from the year 2012 to 2015. West Papua is one of the provinces with the lowest immunization coverage, which is 57.1%, while the city of Sorong is only 21.9%. The objective of this research is to examine the determinant factors of parents in complete basic immunization of infants’ months in Sorong City, West Papua Province. This study was cross-sectional in design. The subjects consisted of a purposive sampling of one hundred and thirty-four (134) parents of children aged 1 to 5 years old that have incomplete basic immunization from immunization records and who visited ten (10) health centers in Sorong City. Data were collected from parents using questionnaires and immunization records. Logistic regressions were used for data analysis. Simultaneously, mother’s age, educational level, occupational status, number of children, experience of having children, distance to the place of immunization, knowledge, family support, immunization officers and attitudes did not affect the incompleteness of basic immunization (f count 1.768). Only the number of children (t = 0.017) and immunization staff support (t = 0.044) affected the incomplete immunization. Sequentially, number of children ( = 0.003), immunization support staff ( = 0.004), distance to immunization site ( = 0.035) and attitudes ( = 0.027) contributed most to incomplete immunization, while number of children, immunization officers’ support, distance to immunization site and attitudes contributed to incomplete immunization.

Key words: Vaccine, parental attitude, infants.


This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:
Mustamu AC, Markus SA (2019). Parents determination factors influencing incomplete basic immunization for infants in Sorong City, West Papua Province. J. Biol. Ser. 2(3): 086-091.

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