- An assessment of the reasons for oral poliovirus vaccine refusals in northern Nigeria. [Journal Article]J Infect Dis 2014; 210 Suppl 1:S125-30JI
- CONCLUSIONS: Caregivers refuse OPV largely because of poor polio risk perception and religious beliefs. Communication strategies should, therefore, aim to increase awareness of polio as a real health threat and educate communities about the safety of the vaccine. In addition, polio eradication partners should collaborate with other agencies and ministries to improve total primary healthcare packages to address identified unmet health and social needs.