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Vol.2/No.3/2018

DETERMINANTS OF THE SUCCESS OF IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMME IN KATSINA-ALA AND KWANDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF BENUE STATE

Joseph Vegher Akpera,

Department of General Studies Education, College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State

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Abstract
This study investigated the determinants of the success of immunization programme in Katsina-ala and Kwande Local Government Areas of Benue state Nigeria. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted. An instrument named Determinants of National Immunization Inventory (DNII) was administered on the respondents. The population of 1266 Health Workers was drawn from the two Local Government Areas.  A purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 379 respondents. In data analysis, the split-half method was used and chi-square (x2) at probability level of 0.05. it was found that both funding and attitudes of government officials played a significant roles in determining the success of immunization programme while education of mothers was not a significant determinant of the success of immunization programme in the study area. The researcher therefore suggested that, proper planning, adequate budgetary provision and supervision should be intensified in the health sector; and that mothers should also be encouraged by the Local Government Health Department to present their children for immunization, as at when due, to ensure the success of the programme.

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