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Maternal Influenza Immunization: Perceptions of Decision-Makers, Health Care Providers, and the Community In Malawi

Maternal Influenza Immunization: Perceptions of Decision-Makers, Health Care Providers, and the Community In Malawi

Author: 
Jessica Fleming
Publication Date
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Affiliation: 

PATH

In 2014-2015, PATH and the University of Malawi's Centre for Social Research conducted formative research to gather the perspectives and viewpoints of a broad spectrum of key stakeholders in the maternal immunisation arena in Malawi. The context of the research: Malawi had not yet introduced the influenza vaccine for pregnant women, but has a strong maternal tetanus immunisation programme. Researchers documented information and lessons learned around maternal immunisation, including the vaccine policy decision-making process, potential programmatic implications of vaccine delivery for pregnant women, and perceptions and concerns about influenza disease and influenza vaccine among community members and health workers. This report shares the results of that study, which was intended to provide information useful to vaccine introduction decision-makers, rather than directly advocate for maternal influenza vaccine adoption in Malawi.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://path.azureedge.net/media/documents/CVIA_Malawi_Maternal_Flu_Imm_Perceptions_publication.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 21-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
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PATH website, September 27 2018. Image credit: PATH/Siri Wood

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