Determination of Factors Affecting the Vaccination Status among the Children of Syrian Refugee Seasonal Farmworker Families in Turkey


The aim of this study is to determine the factors affecting the completion status of childhood vaccination among the children of Syrian refugee seasonal farmworker families in Turkey. The sample of this cross-sectional study consisted of 543 Syrian parents in the province of Şanlıurfa, receiving assistance from the Social Cohesion Program and having children at the ages of 0-18. The data were collected by the researchers in face-to-face interviews with parents on April of 2022. It was determined that 67.6% of the children were fully vaccinated. According to the binary logistic regression model, factors affecting the completion status of childhood were determined as age of children, being a school-age child in the family who does not go to school and the amount of payment for utilities. Consequently, the interventions for accessibility of education and healthcare services for refugees and the social policies towards increasing their socioeconomic levels might be useful.



Fikriye Yılmaz

Emre Özcan




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