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Maternal Immunization in Malawi: A Mixed Methods Study of Community Perceptions, Programmatic Considerations, and Recommendations for Future Planning

This article, published in Vaccine, examines the acceptability of maternal immunization in low-resource settings. Certain vaccines protect both pregnant women and their infants, however, apart from tetanus vaccination maternal immunization rates remain low in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to document community perceptions surrounding maternal immunization and to identify factors perceived to be important for successfully introducing other maternal vaccines, such as influenza vaccine. The lessons learned may be useful for similar countries considering new vaccines for pregnant women or striving to optimize the delivery of existing ones.

Author: Fleming JA, Munthali A, Ngwira B, et al.

Published: 2019

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Citation: Fleming JA, Munthali A, Ngwira B, et al. Maternal Immunization in Malawi: A Mixed Methods Study of Community Perceptions, Programmatic Considerations, and Recommendations for Future Planning. Vaccine. 2019;37(32):4568-4575. 

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Influenza

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Disease/vaccine specific information, Immunization information systems

Regions: Africa