Mother's Motivation of Giving Children Basic Immunization During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Introduction: The number of visits for routine or basic immunizations decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basic immunization is essential to offer in order to lessen the likelihood of outbreaks of various other diseases that will cause many children to become seriously ill, become paralyzed, or die. In contrast to responding to outbreaks, prevention of diseases that can be prevented by immunization also saves lives, conserves resources, and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on healthcare systems is lessened. Nurses must understand why mothers choose to give their children the full range of the recommended basic vaccines. This study aims to describe the motivating factors for mothers to provide their children with basic immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: The seven Steps Colaizzi analysis method was employed in this study's qualitative descriptive design with in-depth interviews with 10 individuals. Participants are mothers who bring their child to health care institutions for basic immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic and who are fluent in both oral and written Indonesian. Participants were obtained selected through a purposive sampling technique. Results: The findings of this study revealed two themes that reflected its goal. The two themes are intrinsic factors, such as social support, the health care system, and the COVID-19 dynamic; and intrinsic factors, such as the need for health, experience, perception, and knowledge. Conclusion: Several factors, both internal to the mother and external, can affect a mother's motivation to provide children with basic immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • COVID-19
  • Immunization
  • Mothers
  • Motivation


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