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Knowledge and attitudes towards influenza and influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Kenya. / Otieno, Nancy A; Nyawanda, Bryan; Otiato, Fredrick; Adero, Maxwel; Wairimu, Winnie N; Atito, Raphael; Wilson, Andrew D; Gonzalez-Casanova, Ines; Malik, Fauzia A; Verani, Jennifer R; Widdowson, Marc-Alain; Omer, Saad B; Chaves, Sandra S.

In: Vaccine, 2020.

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Otieno, NA, Nyawanda, B, Otiato, F, Adero, M, Wairimu, WN, Atito, R, Wilson, AD, Gonzalez-Casanova, I, Malik, FA, Verani, JR, Widdowson, M-A, Omer, SB & Chaves, SS 2020, 'Knowledge and attitudes towards influenza and influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Kenya', Vaccine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.015

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Otieno, N. A., Nyawanda, B., Otiato, F., Adero, M., Wairimu, W. N., Atito, R., ... Chaves, S. S. (2020). Knowledge and attitudes towards influenza and influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Kenya. Vaccine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.015

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Otieno, Nancy A ; Nyawanda, Bryan ; Otiato, Fredrick ; Adero, Maxwel ; Wairimu, Winnie N ; Atito, Raphael ; Wilson, Andrew D ; Gonzalez-Casanova, Ines ; Malik, Fauzia A ; Verani, Jennifer R ; Widdowson, Marc-Alain ; Omer, Saad B ; Chaves, Sandra S. / Knowledge and attitudes towards influenza and influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Kenya. In: Vaccine. 2020.

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@article{572d07035d5444e4a2258c7fe6f97d37,
title = "Knowledge and attitudes towards influenza and influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Kenya",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination during pregnancy benefits mothers and children. Kenya and other low- and middle-income countries have no official influenza vaccination policies to date but are moving towards issuing such policies. Understanding determinants of influenza vaccine uptake during pregnancy in these settings is important to inform policy decisions and vaccination rollout.METHODS: We interviewed a convenience sample of women at antenatal care facilities in four counties (Nairobi, Mombasa, Marsabit, Siaya) in Kenya. We described knowledge and attitudes regarding influenza vaccination and assessed factors associated with willingness to receive influenza vaccine.RESULTS: We enrolled 507 pregnant women, median age was 26 years (range 15-43). Almost half (n = 240) had primary or no education. Overall, 369 (72.8{\%}) women had heard of influenza. Among those, 288 (78.1{\%}) believed that a pregnant woman would be protected if vaccinated, 252 (68.3{\%}) thought it was safe to receive a vaccine while pregnant, and 223 (60.4{\%}) believed a baby would be protected if mother was vaccinated. If given opportunity, 309 (83.7{\%}) pregnant women were willing to receive the vaccine. Factors associated with willingness to receive influenza vaccine were mothers' belief in protective effect (OR 3.87; 95{\%} CI 1.56, 9.59) and safety (OR 5.32; 95{\%} CI 2.35, 12.01) of influenza vaccines during pregnancy.CONCLUSION: Approximately one third of pregnant women interviewed had never heard of influenza. Willingness to receive influenza vaccine was high among women who had heard about influenza. If the Kenyan government recommends influenza vaccine for pregnant women, mitigation of safety concerns and education on the benefits of vaccination could be the most effective strategies to improve vaccine acceptance.",
author = "Otieno, {Nancy A} and Bryan Nyawanda and Fredrick Otiato and Maxwel Adero and Wairimu, {Winnie N} and Raphael Atito and Wilson, {Andrew D} and Ines Gonzalez-Casanova and Malik, {Fauzia A} and Verani, {Jennifer R} and Marc-Alain Widdowson and Omer, {Saad B} and Chaves, {Sandra S}",
note = "Copyright {\circledC} 2020. Published by Elsevier Ltd.",
year = "2020",
doi = "10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.015",
language = "English",
journal = "Vaccine",
issn = "0264-410X",
publisher = "ELSEVIER SCI LTD",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Knowledge and attitudes towards influenza and influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Kenya

AU - Otieno, Nancy A

AU - Nyawanda, Bryan

AU - Otiato, Fredrick

AU - Adero, Maxwel

AU - Wairimu, Winnie N

AU - Atito, Raphael

AU - Wilson, Andrew D

AU - Gonzalez-Casanova, Ines

AU - Malik, Fauzia A

AU - Verani, Jennifer R

AU - Widdowson, Marc-Alain

AU - Omer, Saad B

AU - Chaves, Sandra S

N1 - Copyright © 2020. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination during pregnancy benefits mothers and children. Kenya and other low- and middle-income countries have no official influenza vaccination policies to date but are moving towards issuing such policies. Understanding determinants of influenza vaccine uptake during pregnancy in these settings is important to inform policy decisions and vaccination rollout.METHODS: We interviewed a convenience sample of women at antenatal care facilities in four counties (Nairobi, Mombasa, Marsabit, Siaya) in Kenya. We described knowledge and attitudes regarding influenza vaccination and assessed factors associated with willingness to receive influenza vaccine.RESULTS: We enrolled 507 pregnant women, median age was 26 years (range 15-43). Almost half (n = 240) had primary or no education. Overall, 369 (72.8%) women had heard of influenza. Among those, 288 (78.1%) believed that a pregnant woman would be protected if vaccinated, 252 (68.3%) thought it was safe to receive a vaccine while pregnant, and 223 (60.4%) believed a baby would be protected if mother was vaccinated. If given opportunity, 309 (83.7%) pregnant women were willing to receive the vaccine. Factors associated with willingness to receive influenza vaccine were mothers' belief in protective effect (OR 3.87; 95% CI 1.56, 9.59) and safety (OR 5.32; 95% CI 2.35, 12.01) of influenza vaccines during pregnancy.CONCLUSION: Approximately one third of pregnant women interviewed had never heard of influenza. Willingness to receive influenza vaccine was high among women who had heard about influenza. If the Kenyan government recommends influenza vaccine for pregnant women, mitigation of safety concerns and education on the benefits of vaccination could be the most effective strategies to improve vaccine acceptance.

AB - BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination during pregnancy benefits mothers and children. Kenya and other low- and middle-income countries have no official influenza vaccination policies to date but are moving towards issuing such policies. Understanding determinants of influenza vaccine uptake during pregnancy in these settings is important to inform policy decisions and vaccination rollout.METHODS: We interviewed a convenience sample of women at antenatal care facilities in four counties (Nairobi, Mombasa, Marsabit, Siaya) in Kenya. We described knowledge and attitudes regarding influenza vaccination and assessed factors associated with willingness to receive influenza vaccine.RESULTS: We enrolled 507 pregnant women, median age was 26 years (range 15-43). Almost half (n = 240) had primary or no education. Overall, 369 (72.8%) women had heard of influenza. Among those, 288 (78.1%) believed that a pregnant woman would be protected if vaccinated, 252 (68.3%) thought it was safe to receive a vaccine while pregnant, and 223 (60.4%) believed a baby would be protected if mother was vaccinated. If given opportunity, 309 (83.7%) pregnant women were willing to receive the vaccine. Factors associated with willingness to receive influenza vaccine were mothers' belief in protective effect (OR 3.87; 95% CI 1.56, 9.59) and safety (OR 5.32; 95% CI 2.35, 12.01) of influenza vaccines during pregnancy.CONCLUSION: Approximately one third of pregnant women interviewed had never heard of influenza. Willingness to receive influenza vaccine was high among women who had heard about influenza. If the Kenyan government recommends influenza vaccine for pregnant women, mitigation of safety concerns and education on the benefits of vaccination could be the most effective strategies to improve vaccine acceptance.

U2 - 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.015

DO - 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.015

M3 - A1: Web of Science-article

C2 - 32893035

JO - Vaccine

JF - Vaccine

SN - 0264-410X

ER -

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