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Provider Perspectives on Demand Creation for Maternal Vaccines in Kenya

Provider Perspectives on Demand Creation for Maternal Vaccines in Kenya

Irina Bergenfeld
Stacy W. Nganga
Courtni A. Andrews
Vincent L. Fenimore
Nancy A. Otieno
Andrew D. Wilson
Sandra S. Chaves
Jennifer R. Verani
Marc-Alain Widdowson
Winnie N. Wairimu
Susan N. Wandera
Raphael O. Atito
Maxwell O. Adero
Paula M. Frew
Saad B. Omer
Fauzia A. Malik
Publication Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Emory University (Bergenfeld, Nganga, Andrews, Fenimore, Wilson, Frew, Omer, Malik); Kenya Medical Research Institute (Otieno, Wairimu, Wandera, Atito, Adero); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya Office (Otieno, Chaves, Verani, Widdowson)

Expansion of maternal immunisation coverage requires broad acceptance by both pregnant women and their healthcare providers (HCPs). Field and clinic strategies are being employed to increase vaccine access, and behavioural-communication research findings have been used to inform vaccine messaging strategies. In particular, one approach to maintaining high coverage rates involves enabling providers to use effective messaging during patient interactions. The purpose of this study is to describe issues surrounding vaccine acceptance and demand creation from a provider perspective in order to inform future efforts to introduce new maternal vaccines in low- and middle-income countries.

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Gates Open Research. 2018 Jul 19; 2: 34. doi: 10.12688/gatesopenres.12833.1. Image credit: Rational Catholic

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