[Factors associated with scale-up human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Senegal: a case-control survey of parents].

The Pan African Medical Journal
Mbouna NdiayeMamadou Makhtar Mbacke Leye


after a pilot phase, Senegal is the first country in West Africa to introduce cervical cancer vaccine into its Expanded Program on Immunization. Despite the gratuity and availability of the vaccination, coverage was low. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with HPV vaccination coverage in girls . we conducted a case-control analytical study from 4th to 20th January 2020 in Dakar. The study population consisted of parents or guardians of girls aged 9 to 10. We performed cluster sampling, direct structured interviews and a literature review. Socio-demographic features, parents/guardians' knowledges and information about vaccination procedure were collected using a standardized questionnaire. Logistic regression was used to estimate the odds ratio. during this study, 510 cases and 510 controls and 1020 parents/guardians were interviewed. Significant factors associated with vaccination of girls were: parents/guardians' education (OR=1,97; [1,81-2,25]), knowledge of the disease (OR=3,05; [2,75-4,53], high household income (OR=1,21; [1,13-1,85]), fear of side effects (OR=0,35;[ 0,27-0,44]), reception of messages via internet/social networks (OR=0,54; [0,41-0,92]) and vaccination schedules for the community (O...Continue Reading

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