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Health Care Worker Vaccination against Ebola: Vaccine Acceptance and Employment Duration in Sierra Leone

Health Care Worker Vaccination against Ebola: Vaccine Acceptance and Employment Duration in Sierra Leone

Author: 
Mario Jendrossek
W. John Edmunds
Hana Rohan
Samuel Clifford
Thomas A. Mooney
Rosalind M. Eggo
Publication Date
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Affiliation: 

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The potential effectiveness of prophylactic Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccination for healthcare workers (HCWs) is partially determined by the coverage achieved during vaccination campaigns and the rate of attrition and turnover of vaccinated staff. There are currently little data on the likely acceptability of vaccination in HCWs, although there is evidence of high acceptability among community members. Thus, from June-July 2018,  researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine conducted a pilot survey on staff turnover and vaccine acceptance amongst 305 HCWs in Freetown and Kambia districts of Sierra Leone.

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Vaccine https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.12.060. Image credit: S. Hawkey / WHO

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