What is it about?

The study seeks to evaluate the factors that contribute to the vaccination of children and determine the vaccination status of children in a rural community in Nigeria. Factors such as the educational status, religious status of caregivers and the behavioral disposition of healthcare providers were significantly associated with completing the vaccination of children

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Why is it important?

The study is important because it was able to identify key determinants of the vaccine-seeking behavior of caregivers in rural settings of developing countries, as well as identify key target areas for public health intervention. The study also provided vital recommendations for public health action.


The publication has been able to identify possible areas of public health intervention to help improve vaccine utilization rate in rural communities.

Dr Osede Ignis Iribhogbe
Ambrose Alli University EKpoma Edo State Nigeria

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This page is a summary of: Vaccination coverage in children resident in a rural community in Nigeria: socio-ecological and contextual determinants, Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, March 2021, Oxford University Press (OUP),
DOI: 10.1093/jphsr/rmab011.
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