Journal article

Antenatal vaccine uptake: A cross-sectional study investigating factors influencing women's choices in pregnancy

Drew Moir, Konrad Gunter, Lee-Anne Lynch, Sara Vogrin, Joanne Said

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Seasonal influenza and pertussis cause significant morbidity and mortality among expectant mothers and infants. Vaccination during the antenatal period is an important public health intervention, minimising rates of maternal, neonatal and infant infection. AIMS: The primary aim of this project was to establish the rates of antenatal vaccine uptake. Secondly, the study aimed to determine socio-demographic factors significant to vaccine uptake. Thirdly, the project aimed to produce a thematic analysis of the factors affecting vaccination uptake during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted among women attending a large maternity hospit..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank partnerships with the University of Melbourne and Western Health for their support in the completion of this research. The authors would also like to thank Jenny Patterson for her role in translation services liaison and Irene Bryan for her assistance with proof-reading and editing.