Perceptions of tetanus-diphteria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination among Korean women of childbearing age

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Background: The number of cases of pertussis reported has increased gradually in the last decade. Pertussis vaccination is the most effective strategy for the prevention of infection. Despite the fact that young infants are at the highest risk for pertussis, the rate of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination is presumed to be very low among women of childbearing age in Korea. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of women of childbearing age regarding Tdap vaccination in Korea. Materials and Methods: Women of childbearing age, who visited the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at 3 University hospitals in the Seoul and Gyeonggi-do provinces of Korea, were surveyed. Individual questionnaires were administered from April to May 2012. Demographic data, Tdap vaccination history, general knowledge about pertussis, and information on factors associated with decision on vaccination were collected. Results: Of the 500 reproductive-age women enrolled, only 4 (0.8%) had received the Tdap. The most common reason for nonvaccination was the lack of awareness of pertussis and information about the Tdap. Totally, 171 (34.2%) responded that they would receive a Tdap vaccination in the future. By multivariate analysis, general confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccine (odds ratio [OR] = 1.88, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.17 to 3.01) was indicated as an important factor for deciding whether to receive the Tdap vaccine (P < 0.01). Conclusions: The coverage of Tdap vaccination of women of childbearing age, including pregnant women, is very low because of the lack of awareness of pertussis and the Tdap. Education of women of childbearing age about pertussis is very important to increase Tdap vaccination rates among these women, particularly during the perinatal period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 23

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Whooping Cough
Tetanus
Vaccination
Korea
Acellular Vaccines
Pertussis Vaccine
Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Diphtheria
Gynecology

Keywords

  • Childbearing age
  • Perception
  • Pertussis
  • Tdap
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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