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PERCEPTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF ROTAVIRUS/PNEUMOVAX AMONGST MOTHERS IN A SELECTED TERTIARY INSTITUTION, BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

The study assessed the perception and acceptance of mothers of under-5 aged children’s utilisation of immunization clinic in the selected tertiary institution towards rotavirus and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Descriptive survey design was employed, questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Simple random sampling procedure was used to select 170 participants. The findings revealed that majority of the respondents (66.5%) were between the age of 20-34years and were married (62.9%). Majority of the respondents (48.5%) had moderate knowledge of rotavirus and pneumococcal Conjugate vaccines. The study also established that the respondents had negative perception towards rotavirus and pneumococcal Conjugate vaccines while a majority 137(82.0%) had high level of acceptance of the vaccines. The mothers’ level of acceptance of the Rotavirus vaccine and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines was not significantly associated with educational level of mothers. The findings further showed that the level of knowledge of mothers of these vaccines was not significantly associated with the parity of the mothers. There was a significant relationship between knowledge and perception as p < .05. Accordingly, there is need for significant campaign about these vaccines and it should be freely available and affordable to meet the goal of good health and well-being for all.

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  • : Acceptance, Rotavirus and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Perception
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