Willingness to participate in Ebola viral disease vaccine trials and receive vaccination by health workers in a tertiary hospital in Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria

Vaccine
Volume 34, Issue 47, Pages 5697-5818 (11 November 2016)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0264410X/34/47
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Willingness to participate in Ebola viral disease vaccine trials and receive vaccination by health workers in a tertiary hospital in Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria
Original Research Article
Pages 5758-5761
Samuel A. Olowookere, Emmanuel A. Abioye-Kuteyi, O. Adekanle
Abstract
Background
Ebola viral disease (EVD) epidemic need to be contained through means which include vaccination of susceptible population. Vaccination has eradicated major killer diseases.
Objective
The study determined the health workers willingness to participate in EVD vaccine clinical trials and receive EVD vaccine.
Materials and methods
A descriptive cross-sectional study design involving 370 consenting health workers of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife that completed a self administered semi-structured questionnaire. Data analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results
Mean age was 34.4 ± 8.6 years (range, 19–60 years). Most were females (60.3%), and had worked Conclusion
Male gender, medical doctor and vaccine safety determine willingness to participate in Ebola vaccine trials while vaccine safety determines willingness to receive vaccine when ready. Researchers should ensure gender equality and vaccine safety in vaccine trials.