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Table 4 Students’ responses to whom they would recommend the vaccine and reasons for recommendation

From: Factors affecting HBV vaccination in a Medical training College in Kenya: A mixed methods Study

Would you recommend the HBV vaccine for the following groups of people?Yes (n %)No (n %)
 Fellow students (n = 452)442 (97.8)10 (2.2)
 Newborns (n = 356)233 (65.4)123 (34.6)
 Infants (n = 348)234 (67.2)114(32.8)
 Adolescents (n = 393)356 (90.6)37(9.4)
 Adults (n = 390)345 (88.5)45 (11.5)
Why would you recommend the HBV vaccine?
 To protect oneself (n = 449)445 (99.1)4 (0.9)
 To protect patients (n = 378)338 (89.4)40 (10.6)
 To protect your sexual partner (n = 357)261 (73.1)96 (26.9)
 To protect others (n = 393)361 (91.9)32 (8.1)
 To prevent mother-to-child transmission (n = 375)301 (80.3)74 (19.7)
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