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Table 6 Knowledge attitude and practice among health workers

From: Vaccine wastage in The Gambia: a prospective observational study

  Yes/total respondents (%)
Q. For how long can an opened measles vial be kept?
 2 h 1/78(1.3)
6 h 73/78(93.6)
 24 h 3/78(3.8)
 Don’t know 1/78(1.3)
Q. Do you batch/group children for any vaccine?
 BCG 15/79(19.0)
 Hep B 5/79(6.3)
 Measles 5/79(6.3)
 YF 3/79(3.8)
 OPV 3/79(3.8)
Q. For which vaccines does the MDVP apply?  
 BCG 10/77(13.0)
Hep Ba 51/80(63.8)
OPVa 52/80(65.0)
 Rota 2/79(2.5)
Pentaa 64/80(80.0)
IPVa 50/80(62.5)
 PCV 3/80(3.75)
 Measles 13/80(16.25)
 Yellow fever 13/80(16.25)
DTPa 56/80(70.0)
TTa 55/80(68.75)
Q. What do you do to implement MDVP?
 Open as soon as requested 58/79(73.4)
 Wait for a few children 9/79 (11.4)
 Have a min number of children 2/79 (2.5)
 Only on certain dates 3/79(3.8)
 Others 37/78 (47.4)
Q. Conditions for reuse of vaccines  
 Expiry date not passed 57/79 (72.2)
 Appropriate cold chain conditions 34/79(43.0)
 Aseptic technique 79/79(100.0)
 VVM 1 or 2 75/79(94.9)
 Others (Label intact) 37/78 (47.4)
Q. What reasons for wastage do you know?
 Expired 44/79(55.7)
 High temp VVM 47/79(59.5)
 Freezing 12/70(15.2)
 Spillage 19/79(24.1)
 Breakage 47/9(59.5)
 > 6 h open 28/79(35.4)
 Discard after opening 26/79(27.9)
 All doses can’t be used 22/79(27.9)
 Others 39/79(49.4)
Q. In what ways can vaccine wastage be reduced?
 Improve stock Management 50/79(63.3)
 Organise sessions 29/79(36.7)
 Batch 11/78(14.1)
 EEFO 14/79(17.7)
 Minimise misuse 21/79(26.6)
 Implement MDVP 23/79(29.1)
 Others 51/79(64.7)
  1. aMulti-dose vial policy (MDVP) applies, VVM Vaccine vial monitor EEFO earliest expiry first out