Attitude towards uptake of COVID 19 vaccine among Pregnant Women of Rural and Urban area of North India
Keywords:Immunization, Pregnant Female, Uptake, Sars COVID 19
The objective of the study was to find the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant women in an urban and rural area of Faridabad. A cross-sectional study was undertaken in 2021 in a rural and an urban area of Faridabad, chosen by convenient sampling technique. All the antenatal women registered with the accredited social health activists (ASHAs) of the area on the first day of the start of study were included in the study with an exception of those who were not eligible for vaccination as per the Government of India guidelines as of conditions until September 2021. A pre-designed, pre-tested, interviewer-administered questionnaire was used for capturing data. The study recruited 87 pregnant women of which 29 (33.3%) were from urban area and 58 (66.6%) were from rural area. Only 6 (6.9%) of the pregnant women got at least one shot of COVID 19 vaccine. Vaccine uptake in pregnant women was lower than in general population.
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