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Qualitative survey on awareness of vaccine safety and risk communication among immunization program staffs
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Pages: 12-14,48
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Journal of Health Education

Keyword:  Immunization program staffVaccine safetyRisk communicationAwarenessQualitative survey;
Abstract: Objective To learn awareness of vaccine safety and risk communication among immunization program staffs,and provide evidence for targeted training.Methods 6 provinces were selected from the eastern,central and western regions of China,2 provinces from each region.1 immunization program staff was selected from each province,municipality and county disease control and prevention centers separately,4 immunization program staffs were selected from township health centers or community health service centers in each province.Unified interview outline was used in individual in-depth inter-view.Results Totally 40 respondents accepted interview.All respondents thought that domestic and imported vaccines were safe and effective.A few respondents (7 /40)thought that imported vaccines were better than domestic vaccines.Some grassro-ots staffs didn’t know much about inactivated polio vaccine.Respondents thought negative reports had negative influence on children caregiver’s confidence in vaccination.The majority of respondents who had experience in dealing with adverse event following immunization (AEFI) (23 /24)thought communication,explanation,organization experts assessment,and treat-ment were important in dealing with AEFI.One third of respondents (15 /40)thought doctor was the most important transmis-sion method for children caregiver obtaining vaccination knowledge.Conclusion It is needed to improve immunization program staff’s awareness on domestic vaccine to strengthen training grassroots staff on IPV knowledge.In addition,it is important to train immunization program staff on communication,improve their ability and skill of spreading information.
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