Abstract

Knowledge (knowledge) is the result of knowing from humans who simply answer the question "What", for example, what is water, what is human, what is nature and what so on. This study aims to determine the relationship between maternal knowledge about post-immunization follow-up events with maternal motivation in subsequent immunization in the working area of ​​the Simpang Tiga Public Health Center, Bukit Subdistrict, Bener Meriah Regency, with a correlation study type of research, a population of 329 people, a sample of 32 people using a systematic random technique. sampling. Data collection techniques by interviewing through a questionnaire. With the result that the knowledge of mothers about post-immunization follow-up had good knowledge of 8 people (25.0%), 11 people (32.4%) had sufficient knowledge and 13 people (40.6%) had insufficient knowledge. Maternal motivation for subsequent immunization was mostly low as many as 17 people (53.1%) and high as many as 15 people (46.9%). Data analysis using the chi-square test results showed that there was a relationship between maternal knowledge of post-immunization follow-up events with maternal motivation for subsequent immunizations with a value of P = 0.000 (<0.05) or X2¬count = 21.778 ≥ X¬2 table = 5.991 with df = 2. From the results of this study, it can be concluded that the knowledge of mothers about post-immunization follow-up events is still lacking, this greatly influences the mother's motivation for subsequent immunizations. Therefore, it is hoped that health workers will conduct AEFIs so that mothers have the motivation to carry out further immunizations without having to be afraid to immunize health workers around them.