Peoples Misconception Regarding Routine Immunization Refusal in District North Waziristan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Kousar Khan, Intikhab Alam, Younas Khan, Fatima Sana Alam, Tehseena Jafar


The study was conducted to measure the misconceptions regarding routine immunisation refusal in North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A stratified-random sampling procedure was adopted to collect data from a sample of 200. For data entry and analysis, SPSS software version 21 was used. The Chi-square test was used to measure the association among variables. The study found that routine immunisation refusal significantly associated with vaccination is an American ploy to sterilise Muslims. Vaccination results in increasing sexual activities among children, the oral polio vaccine is a plot by the west to decrease Muslim fertility, vaccinated individuals may pose risks to the unvaccinated, and vaccination sterilises Muslim children. This study has successfully identified the misconceptions of people about routine immunizations, which is an authentic document for policy makers to implement various programmes that enhance the awareness level of the target community and overall society in general. In addition, taking such steps that guarantee an improvement in routine immunisation is also important. This study is the first ever attempt in the study area to measure the misconceptions of people towards routine immunisation refusal. Thus, this study will be helpful for policy making to educate the target population regarding the misconceptions about routine immunization.