Pros And Cons Of The Implementation Of Measles Rubella (Mr) Immunization In Balita At Tembung Village, Percut Sei Tuan Subdistrict
Sri Srimisleini, Dewi Ramadani, Zuidah, Niasty Lasmy Zaen, Nila Hayati;
Measles and Rubella (henceforth, MR) are contagious infection caused by virus through respiratory tract. They have been targeted to be eliminated in 5 (five) WHO Regions in 2020. One of the strategies is by giving two dosages of vaccine which contain MR through routine immunization and supplement with equally high coverage (>95%). The objective of the research was to find out the pros and cons of the implementation of MR immunization in under five year-old children (henceforth) at Tembung Village, Percut Sei Tuan Sub-district. The research used descriptive explorative study approach. The population was women who had balita as the target of MR mass immunization, and 90 of them were used as the samples, taken by using accidental sampling technique. The data were gathered by using questionnaires to find out the pros and cons of the implementation of MR immunization and analyzed by using univariate analysis. The result of the research showed that 56 respondents (62.2%) agreed on the implementation of MR immunization; 68.9% of them wanted to protect their children against the danger of MR, and 72.2% of them wanted to keep their children immunized from the dangerous infection. Meanwhile, 33 respondents disagreed or even rejected MR immunization; 28 of them (31.1%) worried about the vaccine since they suspected of fake vaccine because it did not have Halal Certificate from MUI, and 27.8% of them were afraid if their children would be paralyzed after they were immunized.