Rubella Vaccination Coverage Among Women of Childbearing Age in Vietnam

Toan Thanh Thi Do, Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Xuan Thanh Thi Le, Ann Pongsakul, Quang Nhat Nguyen, Thanh Van Nguyen, Thang Huu Nguyen, Tri Minh Do, Huong Thi Le, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Nu Thi Truong, Chi Linh Hoang, Giang Thu Vu, Tung Thanh Tran, Tung Hoang Tran, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A Latkin, Cyrus Sh Ho, Roger Cm Ho

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Despite the availability of effective and safe rubella vaccines for women of childbearing age, prevention and control of congenital rubella syndrome in children remains challenging in Vietnam. In order to examine this issue, we conducted a cross-sectional study, examining the current coverage of rubella vaccination before pregnancy among 807 pregnant women and women with children under 12 months of age in urban and rural districts, Dong Da and Ba Vi, in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this population, we observed an alarming non-compliance rate with rubella vaccination before pregnancy in both localities. Among the 82.0% of participants who remained unvaccinated against this contagious viral infection, 95.8% of them were in Ba Vi district, compared to 68.0% in Dong Da district (p < 0.001). Besides the differences in age, number of children, education levels, primary occupations and monthly incomes among the participants between the two districts, other reasons for noncompliance with rubella vaccination includeddisinterest in rubella vaccination, the high cost and long distance to vaccination sites as well as unawareness of vaccination locations. In addition to addressing the unique socio-economicchallenges behind one's accessibility to vaccination services in urban and rural areas, our study supports a continued effort in ensuring proper access to and education about pre-pregnancy vaccines and vaccination among women of childbearing age in order to achieve and sustain sufficient immunization coverage of rubella and other vaccine-preventable diseases in both settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 16 2019

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Congenital Rubella Syndrome
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Virus Diseases
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Immunization
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Cross-Sectional Studies
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • CRS
  • pregnant women
  • rubella vaccination
  • Vietnam
  • women of childbearing age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Do, T. T. T., Nguyen, A. N., Le, X. T. T., Pongsakul, A., Nguyen, Q. N., Nguyen, T. V., ... Ho, R. C. (2019). Rubella Vaccination Coverage Among Women of Childbearing Age in Vietnam. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16101741

Rubella Vaccination Coverage Among Women of Childbearing Age in Vietnam. / Do, Toan Thanh Thi; Nguyen, Anh Ngoc; Le, Xuan Thanh Thi; Pongsakul, Ann; Nguyen, Quang Nhat; Nguyen, Thanh Van; Nguyen, Thang Huu; Do, Tri Minh; Le, Huong Thi; Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi; Truong, Nu Thi; Hoang, Chi Linh; Vu, Giang Thu; Tran, Tung Thanh; Tran, Tung Hoang; Tran, Bach Xuan; Latkin, Carl A; Ho, Cyrus Sh; Ho, Roger Cm.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol. 16, No. 10, 16.05.2019.

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Do, TTT, Nguyen, AN, Le, XTT, Pongsakul, A, Nguyen, QN, Nguyen, TV, Nguyen, TH, Do, TM, Le, HT, Nguyen, HLT, Truong, NT, Hoang, CL, Vu, GT, Tran, TT, Tran, TH, Tran, BX, Latkin, CA, Ho, CS & Ho, RC 2019, 'Rubella Vaccination Coverage Among Women of Childbearing Age in Vietnam', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 16, no. 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16101741
Do, Toan Thanh Thi ; Nguyen, Anh Ngoc ; Le, Xuan Thanh Thi ; Pongsakul, Ann ; Nguyen, Quang Nhat ; Nguyen, Thanh Van ; Nguyen, Thang Huu ; Do, Tri Minh ; Le, Huong Thi ; Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi ; Truong, Nu Thi ; Hoang, Chi Linh ; Vu, Giang Thu ; Tran, Tung Thanh ; Tran, Tung Hoang ; Tran, Bach Xuan ; Latkin, Carl A ; Ho, Cyrus Sh ; Ho, Roger Cm. / Rubella Vaccination Coverage Among Women of Childbearing Age in Vietnam. In: International journal of environmental research and public health. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 10.
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