Table 4

Strategies proposed by EPI managers for addressing barriers
Barrier Proposed solution
1 Insufficient knowledge of vaccines and immunisation Training, supportive supervision, and audit and feedback
2 Financial constraints Government should make appropriate financial arrangements for financing the EPI
3 Staff shortages and high staff turn-over Government should put in place appropriate strategies for recruitment and retention of staff
4 Poor communication among stakeholders Use best available evidence for vaccine advocacy and social mobilisation
5. Resistance from parents and anti-immunisation rumours Strengthen social mobilisation and provide timely evidence-based response to rumours

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