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Table 3 Mother’s/caregiver’s response for incomplete vaccination of children in Minjar-shenkora district, Ethiopia, January 2017

From: Immunization coverage of 12–23 months old children and its associated factors in Minjar-Shenkora district, Ethiopia: a community-based study

Variables Frequency Percent
N %
Reasons for non/incomplete vaccination of children (n = 138)
 Incorrect appointment date 64 46.4
 The absence/stock out of the vaccine in the vaccination site 27 19.6
 The absence of a health professional in the health facility 16 11.6
 Long waiting time 16 11.6
 The vaccine will not be opened on the appointed date 12 8.7
 My religion prohibits 9 6.5
Reasons for drop out for immunization (n = 105)
 The child was sick with previous vaccination 37 35.2
 Missing the appointment date 19 18.1
 Disrespectful behavior of health professionals 15 14.3
 Ignorance of the use of vaccination 13 12.4
 Long distance of the vaccination site 11 10.5
 The health professionals serve inappropriately 10 9.5