Acceptability and accessibility of a Shigellosis vaccine in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam


Kaljee, LM; Genberg, BL; von Seidlein, L; Canh, DG; Thoa le, TK; Thiem, VD; Tho le, H; Minh, TT; Trach, DD; (2004) Acceptability and accessibility of a Shigellosis vaccine in Nha Trang city of Viet Nam. Journal of health, population, and nutrition, 22 (2). pp. 150-8. ISSN 1606-0997

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Dysentery, Bacillary/epidemiology/*prevention & control, Female, *Health Care Surveys, Health Promotion, *Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, *Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Population Surveillance, Public Health, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Shigella Vaccines/*administration & dosage, Vietnam/epidemiology, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Dysentery, Bacillary, epidemiology, prevention & control, Female, Health Care Surveys, Health Promotion, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Population Surveillance, Public Health, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Shigella Vaccines, administration & dosage, Vietnam, epidemiology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 15473518
Web of Science ID: 223961900007
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/10254

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