Table 2. Reasons for Child Having Complete, Partial, and No Immunizations, Compiled From Focus Group Discussions
Sociocultural FactorsFully ImmunizedPartially ImmunizedNot Immunized
Understand the benefits
Motivated
Collaboration with husband
Conflicting priorities (working parents)
Afraid, shy
Misunderstood schedule and came late
Children got ill
Raining and distance
Bad experiencesa
Perception that child is too weak for vaccination
False beliefs that vaccination does not prevent diseases
Lost health card or no card
Lack of interest or motivation
Delivered at home
  • a Includes fear of provider or of interrogation, adverse events, unavailable vaccine, and miscellaneous reasons.