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Vaccine Hesitancy among Caregivers and Association with Childhood Vaccination Timeliness in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Vaccine Hesitancy among Caregivers and Association with Childhood Vaccination Timeliness in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Author: 
Nina B. Masters
Yemesrach A. Tefera
Abram L. Wagner
Matthew L. Boulton
Publication Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Affiliation: 

University of Michigan (Masters, Wagner, Boulton); St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College (Tefera); University of Michigan Medical School (Boulton)

"Little research has been done regarding the potential role of vaccine hesitancy in vaccination outcomes in LMICs."

A systematic review of vaccine hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) generally found a great deal of concern about adverse events following immunisation (AEFIs) and distrust in health systems. Ethiopia faces public health challenges in addressing low vaccination rates in light of lacking health systems infrastructure. Given the country's low vaccination coverage and untimely receipt of vaccines, it is possible that vaccine hesitancy may contribute to poor immunisation outcomes. This study quantifies timeliness, establishes the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy, and examines the impact of vaccine hesitancy on timeliness in Addis Ababa.

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Source: 

Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2018.1480242.

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