Irene went to Igerera B to talk about immunization
The meeting started with a review of the previous lesson then Irene asked the members if they had any idea about immunization. She asked about the meaning of immunization, diseases immunized against, and myths about immunization.
With several definitions from members like it’s when babies are protected from polio, said musa and Isma said it’s when babies are given drops in the mouth to protect them against polio on addition to that Irene said, Is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease,typically by the administration of a vaccine. On addition to that ,Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or diseases.on addition to that some of the benefits of immunisation is that your child has the best possible protection against dangerous diseases,peace of mind that one has protections against related diseases,Creates protection to the whole family especially if there is an outbreak and the members were immunized. On addition to that the members discussed some of the reactions after the vaccine is given Sumaya said she uses an onion on the site where the injection was given which Irene discouraged because that may introduce bacteria through the open wound causing infections. Irene also discouraged the other members who put other things at the immunized site for prevention of infections.
Irene encouraged giving them plenty of cool fluids,sponge them down, Incase the temperature persists give an antibiotic. The members also discussed some of the myths which included,Vaccines cause autism,It's not necessary to vaccinate so early in life, The vaccine schedule is too aggressive and should be spaced out,Vaccines cause the disease they are meant to prevent ,Vaccines contain unsafe toxins,The effectiveness of vaccinations has never been proven,Not vaccinating my child affects only my child.
There after Irene informed the members that she was to give something small to members who have been coming for the lessons and that kibo is so grateful that they have committed. Irene then also told the members that she will be taking a photograph of each member for accountability and each member’s name was to be written down. The members were so grateful and the chairman thanked kibo for their continued support. Irene informed the members that she will be going back the next Friday for a home to home follow up.
Lesson Use Examples
Yes, some women have received long term family planning methods after knowing the benefits
2021-04-23 - Purpose: Irene will be making a door to door visit checking on homes for general hygiene, pregnant women, breast feeding mothers and mobilizing members for the health lessons.
More members have turned up for the meeting after the door to door mobilization
Program Critical Needs
More health education lessons
The members have fully embraced the health lessons through full participation and interactive participation during the health lessons.
Other Program Observations
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize the community members for the next meeting.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next t lesson and call the village for the next appointment.
Igerera B: The community members with their soap that Irene gave them after the health education lesson.
Igerera B : Some of the women who attended the health education lesson