Income Inequalities in Hepatitis B Vaccination and Willingness to Pay Among Women of Reproductive Age in Hanoi, Vietnam

Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
Vol. 9, No. 3 September 30, 2021
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/current

 

Income Inequalities in Hepatitis B Vaccination and Willingness to Pay Among Women of Reproductive Age in Hanoi, Vietnam
Xuan Thi Thanh Le, Nguyen Thao Thi Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Toan Thanh Thi Do, Thang Huu Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Trang Ha Nguyen, Linh Gia Vu, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S.H. Ho and Roger C.M. Ho
Global Health: Science and Practice September 2021, 9(3):523-531; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-20-00480
Many countries use a fee-for-service model for hepatitis B vaccination, which amplifies health disparities across socioeconomic statuses and contributes to inequalities in HBV vaccination rates. We examined the role of household income on women’s willingness to pay and the amount they are willing to pay for HBV vaccination to identify a more optimized payment scheme and equitable access across all income groups.