Table 2

Responses to post-vaccination campaign questionnaire about influenza and influenza vaccine, Kibera and Lwak, 2010
Description LWAK % KIBERA % TOTAL %
Number Number Number
Household has children aged 10 years or younger?
   Yes 3,036 61.5 3,514 97.7 6,550 76.8
   No 1898 38.5 82 2.3 1,980 23.2
   Missing 0 0.0 2 0.1 2 0.0
N 4,934 100.0 3,598 100.0 8,532 100.0
Do you make, or are you involved in making, healthcare decisions for children in this household?
   Yes 2,570 84.7 3,185 88.5 5,755 86.8
   No 466 15.3 329 9.1 795 12.0
   Missing 0 0.0 84 2.3 84 1.3
N 3,036 100.0 3,598 100.0 6,634 100.0
Did you know that a free flu vaccine was offered to children in your community over the past 3 months?
   Yes 2,478 96.4 2,836 89.0 5,314 92.3
   No 92 3.6 342 10.7 434 7.5
   Missing 0 0.0 7 0.2 7 0.1
N 2,570 100.0 3,185 100.0 5,755 100.0
Did any of your children get flu vaccine?
   Yes 1630 63.4 2,050 64.4 3,680 63.9
   No 905 35.2 1,004 31.5 1,909 33.2
   Don’t Know 35 1.4 131 4.1 166 2.9
N 2,570 100.0 3,185 100.0 5,755 100.0
Why did you have your child get flu vaccine? (Multiple response)
   To protect them from flu 1,369 84.0 1,645 80.2 3,014 81.9
   To protect them from swine flu 95 5.8 220 10.7 315 8.6
   To protect my family from flu 116 7.1 68 3.3 184 5.0
   The vaccine was free 52 3.2 43 2.1 95 2.6
   I heard that children should get the vaccine. 367 22.5 237 11.6 604 16.4
   Because the vaccine offers lifetime protection 131 8.0 00 0.0 131 3.6
N 1,630 2,050 3,680
Where did you get information on the flu vaccine? (Multiple response)
   Doctor/Clinical Officer/Nurse 27 7.4 13 5.5 40 6.6
   Community health worker 332 90.5 213 89.9 545 90.2
   Religious leader 7 1.9 4 1.7 11 1.8
   Friend or neighbor 30 8.2 22 9.3 52 8.6
   Posters or public notice 30 8.2 20 8.4 50 8.3
   Radio 10 2.7 1 0.4 11 1.8
   Newspapers 0 0.0 1 0.4 1 0.2
   Other 96 26.2 6 2.5 102 16.9
N 367 237 604
Why did you NOT have your child get flu vaccine? (Multiple response)
   I didn’t know the vaccine was free 22 2.4 25 2.5 47 2.5
   I didn’t know where to get the vaccine 12 1.3 8 0.8 20 1.0
   The vaccination hours were not convenient 71 7.8 106 10.6 177 9.3
   The queues were too long 44 4.9 23 2.3 67 3.5
   I didn’t want my children to miss school 41 4.5 92 9.2 133 7.0
   I need more information 57 6.3 0 0.0 57 3.0
   Flu is not a serious health concern 10 1.1 0 0.0 10 0.5
   I worry about adverse effects from flu vaccine 47 5.2 0 0.0 47 2.5
   I worry about adverse effects of vaccines in general 38 4.2 0 0.0 38 2.0
   I don’t think it gives protection 6 0.7 0 0.0 6 0.3
   I think the vaccine may give them flu 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
   Child not eligible for study 96 10.6 126 12.5 222 11.6
   Child had allergy to chicken products 23 2.5 61 6.1 84 4.4
   Child was sick during vaccination period 159 17.6 44 4.4 203 10.6
   Parent unaware about flu vaccination 52 5.7 90 9.0 142 7.4
   Child was away during vaccination period 94 10.4 199 19.8 293 15.3
   Vaccination points distant 24 2.7 0 0.0 24 1.3
   Parent was too busy 95 10.5 251 25.0 346 18.1
   Other 129 14.3 15 1.5 144 7.5
N 905 1,004 1909

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