Predictors of uptake of newly introduced vaccines in Malawi - monovalent human rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines: Evidence from the 2015-16 Malawi demographic and health survey

Ntenda, P. A. M., Mwenyenkulu, E. T., Putthanachote, N., Nkoka, O., Mhone, T. G., Motsa, M. P. S. and Tizifa, T. (2019) Predictors of uptake of newly introduced vaccines in Malawi - monovalent human rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines: Evidence from the 2015-16 Malawi demographic and health survey. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 65(3), pp. 287-296. (doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmy050) (PMID:30085260)

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the uptake and predictors of monovalent human rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines among children of age 12-35 months in Malawi. Methods: This study used cross-sectional data obtained from the 2015-16 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify the factors related to uptake of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccination. Results: The uptake of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines was 90.96% and 88.84%, respectively. The multivariate logistic results showed that children whose mothers had no formal education, who did not attend postnatal care for the baby within 2 months and had no vaccination card or had lost it were less likely to achieve vaccination uptake. Furthermore, children from northern region had increased odds of achieving vaccination uptake. Cconclusions: Strategies aimed at increasing further uptake of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines should target uneducation women to improve health knowledge on vaccination.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nkoka, Dr Owen
Authors: Ntenda, P. A. M., Mwenyenkulu, E. T., Putthanachote, N., Nkoka, O., Mhone, T. G., Motsa, M. P. S., and Tizifa, T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0142-6338
ISSN (Online):1465-3664
Published Online:03 August 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Oxford University Press
First Published:First published in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 65(3):287-296
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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