Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of seasonal influenza vaccination in postpartum women, Honduras

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of seasonal influenza vaccination in postpartum women, Honduras

Madewell ZJ, Chacón-Fuentes R, Jara J, Mejía-Santos H, Molina IB, Alvis-Estrada JP, Coello-Licona R, Montejo B. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of seasonal influenza vaccination in postpartum women, Honduras. PLoS ONE: 16(2): e0246385, 2021

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246385

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Abstract

Influenza during pregnancy may cause serious neonatal outcomes including stillbirth, fetal distress, preterm birth, congenital abnormalities, and stunted growth. Pregnant women are the highest priority group for seasonal influenza vaccination, but low coverage has been repeatedly reported in this population. Understanding reasons for and for not receiving the seasonal influenza vaccine is needed to design communication strategies to increase vaccination coverage. This study aimed to describe knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of seasonal influenza vaccination among women giving birth in public maternity hospitals in Honduras.

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