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Uptake of Recommended Vaccines and Its Associated Factors Among Malaysian Pilgrims During Hajj and Umrah 2018

Mohammed Dauda Goni; Nyi Nyi Naing; Habsah Hasan; Nadiah Wan-Arfah; Zakuan Zainy Deris; Wan Nor Arifin; Aisha Abubakar Baaba;
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  • Published: 18 Sep 2019 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 7 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
This study aimed to assess the uptake of recommended vaccines and to identify the factors associated with the vaccines' uptake among Malaysian Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. A cross-sectional survey among Malaysian Hajj and Umrah pilgrims in 2018. The uptake of the recommended vaccines was surveyed through an anonymous self-administered questionnaire to pilgrims attending a pre-departure Hajj/Umrah orientation course. Descriptive statistics were used for elaborating the demographic characteristics and vaccines uptake of the respondents. Multiple logistic regression was used for predicting the factors associated with the vaccines' uptake. A total of 1,274 pilgrims part...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Original Research, influenza vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, pilgrims, Hajj, Umrah, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Logistic regression, Vaccination, Increased risk, Descriptive statistics, Medicine, business.industry, business, Marital status, Influenza vaccine, Hajj, Pneumococcal vaccine, Environmental health, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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