Journal article

Designing a multi-component intervention (P3-MumBubVax) to promote vaccination in antenatal care in Australia

Jessica Kaufman, Katie Attwell, Yvonne Hauck, Julie Leask, Saad B Omer, Annette Regan, Margie Danchin

HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

ISSUE ADDRESSED: Coverage of maternal influenza and pertussis vaccines remains suboptimal in Australia, and pockets of low childhood vaccine coverage persist nationwide. Maternal vaccine uptake is estimated to be between 35% and 60% for influenza vaccination and between 65% and 80% for pertussis vaccination. Australian midwives are highly trusted and ideally placed to discuss vaccines with expectant parents, but there are no evidence-based interventions to optimise these discussions and promote maternal and childhood vaccine acceptance in the Australian public antenatal setting. METHODS: We gathered qualitative data from Australian midwives, reviewed theoretical models, and adapted existing ..

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Grants

Awarded by Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia [grant number DOH2017 1330]. The study funder had no role in study design, data collection or analysis, or writing of the manuscript. MD is funded by the University of Melbourne Bickart Clinician Research Fellowship.