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Table 3 Health personnel Knowledge on vaccine and cold chain

From: The expanded program on immunization service delivery in the Dschang health district, west region of Cameroon: a cross sectional survey

Determinants Yes (%) No (%) P-value
Know the appropriate temperature limits required to conserve vaccines (2 to 8 °C) in the refrigerator at the health facility 50 (68.5) 23 (31.5) 0.00
Knowledge of health personnel on antigens that are eligible for the four weeks open vile policy Yes (%) No (%)  
 Pentavalent (DPT-HepB + Hib) vaccine 52 (71.2) 21 (28.8) 0.00
 Anti-Tetanus vaccine 61 (83.6) 12 (16.4) 0.00
 Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) 42 (57.5) 31 (42.5) 0.21
 All three antigens above (pentavalent, anti-tetanus and OPV) 32 (43.8) 41 (56.2) 0.29
 BCG vaccine 12 (16.4) 61 (83.6) 0.00
 Measles/Yellow Fever (VAA/VAR) 17 (23.3) 56 (76.7) 0.00
 Other antigens 14 (19.2) 59 (80.8) 0.00
Knowledge of health personnel on vaccines that can be frozen without being damaged. Yes (%) No (%)  
 Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) 19 (26.0) 54 (74.0) 0.00
 Measle Vaccine 17 (23.3) 56 (76.7) 0.00
 BCG 12 (16.4) 61 (83.6) 0.00
 All three antigens listed above (OPV, measles and BCG) 3 (4.1) 70 (95.9) 0.00
Knowledge of personnel on Diseases under epidemiological surveillance targeted by the Expanded Program on Immunization Yes (%) No (%)  
 Yellow Fever 59 (80.8) 14 (19.2) 0.00
 Acute Flaccid Paralysis 4 (5.5) 69 (94.5) 0.00
 Measles 66 (90.4) 7 (9.6) 0.00
 Neonatal Tetanus 57 (78.1) 16 (21.3) 0.00
 All four mentioned above 3 (4.1) 70 (95.9) 0.00
  1. P-value < 0.05 indicates strong evidence of a difference