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Acceptability and accessibility of a Shigellosis vaccine in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam.
J Health Popul Nutr. 2004 Jun; 22(2):150-8.JH

Abstract

The acceptability and accessibility of a hypothetical Shigella vaccination campaign was explored. A household survey was conducted with 539 randomly-selected residents of six communes in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam. Four categories of acceptability, such as refusers, low acceptors, acceptors, and high acceptors, were established, Refusers were significantly more likely to be elderly women and were less likely to know the purpose of vaccinations. Low acceptors tended to be male, elderly, and live in urban areas. Low acceptors perceived the disease as less serious and themselves as less vulnerable than acceptors and high acceptors. In terms of accessing vaccination, the commune health centre workers and commune leaders were the preferred sources of information and commune health centres the preferred location for vaccination. Direct verbal information from healthcare providers and audio-visual media were preferred to written information. The respondents expressed a desire for knowledge about the side-effects and efficacy of the vaccine. These findings are significant for targeting specific messages about shigellosis and vaccination to different populations and maximizing informed participation in public-health campaigns.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. lkaljee@peds.umaryland.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15473518

Citation

Kaljee, Linda M., et al. "Acceptability and Accessibility of a Shigellosis Vaccine in Nha Trang City of Viet Nam." Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, vol. 22, no. 2, 2004, pp. 150-8.
Kaljee LM, Genberg BL, von Seidlein L, et al. Acceptability and accessibility of a Shigellosis vaccine in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam. J Health Popul Nutr. 2004;22(2):150-8.
Kaljee, L. M., Genberg, B. L., von Seidlein, L., Canh, D. G., Thoa, l. e. . T. K., Thiem, V. D., Tho, l. e. . H., Minh, T. T., & Trach, D. D. (2004). Acceptability and accessibility of a Shigellosis vaccine in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, 22(2), 150-8.
Kaljee LM, et al. Acceptability and Accessibility of a Shigellosis Vaccine in Nha Trang City of Viet Nam. J Health Popul Nutr. 2004;22(2):150-8. PubMed PMID: 15473518.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acceptability and accessibility of a Shigellosis vaccine in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam. AU - Kaljee,Linda M, AU - Genberg,Becky L, AU - von Seidlein,Lorenz, AU - Canh,Do Gia, AU - Thoa,Le Thi Kim, AU - Thiem,Vu Dinh, AU - Tho,Le Huu, AU - Minh,Truong Tan, AU - Trach,Dang Duc, PY - 2004/10/12/pubmed PY - 2004/12/16/medline PY - 2004/10/12/entrez SP - 150 EP - 8 JF - Journal of health, population, and nutrition JO - J Health Popul Nutr VL - 22 IS - 2 N2 - The acceptability and accessibility of a hypothetical Shigella vaccination campaign was explored. A household survey was conducted with 539 randomly-selected residents of six communes in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam. Four categories of acceptability, such as refusers, low acceptors, acceptors, and high acceptors, were established, Refusers were significantly more likely to be elderly women and were less likely to know the purpose of vaccinations. Low acceptors tended to be male, elderly, and live in urban areas. Low acceptors perceived the disease as less serious and themselves as less vulnerable than acceptors and high acceptors. In terms of accessing vaccination, the commune health centre workers and commune leaders were the preferred sources of information and commune health centres the preferred location for vaccination. Direct verbal information from healthcare providers and audio-visual media were preferred to written information. The respondents expressed a desire for knowledge about the side-effects and efficacy of the vaccine. These findings are significant for targeting specific messages about shigellosis and vaccination to different populations and maximizing informed participation in public-health campaigns. SN - 1606-0997 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15473518/Acceptability_and_accessibility_of_a_Shigellosis_vaccine_in_Nha_Trang_city_of_Viet_Nam_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -