ADMINISTRATION OF TETANUS TOXOID IMMUNIZATION TO PREGNANT MOTHERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Keywords:Covid-19, Pregnant Women, TT Immunization.
Background: The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia impacts women's reproductive health services, including pregnant women services that meet the standard, namely the administration of TT immunization. Officers at the Community Health Center (Puskesmas) are more focused on controlling the spread of COVID-19. The problem that arises due to pregnant women who are not administered Tetanus Toxoid during pregnancy is the occurrence of tetanus in the mother and baby. Objective: To determine the relationship between knowledge, attitudes, and support of MCH officers towards the administration of Tetanus Toxoid immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic at UPT PuskesmasPasundan, Garut Regency, for the period of June-July 2021.Method: Analytic observational with the cross-sectional approach. The study was conducted from June to July 2021. The population and research sample consisted of 50 people. A questionnaire was used as a research instrument.Analysis: Univariate to explain the research variables and bivariate analysis to explain the relationship between knowledge, attitudes of pregnant women, and the support of MCH officers in administering Tetanus Toxoid immunization during the covid-19 pandemic. Hypothesis testingused a statistical test, namely the Chi-Square test with SPSS 2013, and the significance level was 0.05. Results: Relationship between Knowledge and Administration of Tetanus Toxoid Immunization, p-value = 0.015 (p < 0.05). Relationship between Attitude and Administration of Tetanus Toxoid Immunization, p-value = 0.0001 (P <0.05). Relationship between support of MCH officers and Administration of Tetanus Toxoid immunization, p-value = 0.0001 (p < 0.05).Conclusion: There is a relationship between knowledge, attitudes, and support of MCH officerstowards the administration of Tetanus Toxoid immunization. It illustrates that the presence of COVID-19 slightly interferes with the administration of TT immunization to pregnant women.Suggestion: It is important to make various efforts and ways to increase the coverage of TT immunization for pregnant women during the covid-19 pandemic.