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Association of Demographic and Occupational Factors with SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Uptake in Kenya

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1107424, PP. 1-8

Subject Areas: Health Policy, Public Health

Keywords: Mitigation Measures, Variants, Blood Clots, Fear, Awareness, AstraZeneca

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The outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 has triggered adoption and diffusion of public and infection control measures. After numerous clinical trials, various brands of vaccines were developed to attenuate further spread of the virus. The vaccines come at a time when misinformation is scuttling synergies to fight the flu-like disease. Uncertainty surrounding the safety of the vaccines translates to fear of health outcomes among users yet hesitancy in vaccine uptake has direct threats to health. Using a digital cross-sectional survey data among 171 respondents that was conducted between 2nd March and 5th March 2021, the study reveals variation on the update of the vaccine. The study recommends public sensitization and education about the vaccines for greater proportion of acceptance and uptake.

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Ocholla, B. A. , Nyangena, O. , Murayi, H. K. , Mwangi, J. W. , Belle, S. K. , Ondeko, P. and Kendagor, R. (2021). Association of Demographic and Occupational Factors with SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Uptake in Kenya. Open Access Library Journal, 8, e7424. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1107424.

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