RTS,S/AS01E vaccine defaults in Ghana: a qualitative exploration of the perspectives of defaulters and frontline health service providers

06 September 2023

This study, conducted in the Cape Coast Metropolis in Ghana, explored why caregivers default on the RTS, S/AS01E vaccine. The study took a qualitative approach through the subjective lens of primary caregivers and healthcare providers to understand the dynamics and reasons for the defaults to enable the development of effective implementation strategies. Failure to receive the full dose of the vaccine has the tendency to lead to reduced immunity against malaria, decreased effectiveness of the vaccine, and heightened vulnerability to malaria.

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