Prevalence of Malaria and Wiliness to Accept Malaria Vaccine amongst Parents, Guardians and Caregivers of Children under 5 Years

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Omaka Onyekachi
C. Abana, Chioma
O. Nwajiobi, Favour

Abstract

The study investigated the prevalence of malaria and wiliness to accept malaria vaccine amongst parents, guardians and caregivers of children under 5years. Both survey and experimental design was adopted for the study. Blood samples were collected from children under years and analysed for the presence of malaria parasite. From the analysis, result showed that malaria parasite is prevalent among female gender than male gender. The result also showed that malaria parasite is more prevalent among age of 3-5years than those in age group of 1-2years. Therefore, the study recommended that Government ensure more awareness on malaria vaccination to sensitize the masses on it acceptance and more fund should be disbursed into malaria prevention programmed in other to enable all a sundry to receive free malaria vaccination.

Keywords:
Malaria, prevalence, wiliness, malaria vaccine, parents, guardians, caregivers and children under 5 years

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Onyekachi, O., Chioma, C. A., & Favour, O. N. (2021). Prevalence of Malaria and Wiliness to Accept Malaria Vaccine amongst Parents, Guardians and Caregivers of Children under 5 Years. Asian Research Journal of Current Science, 3(1), 36-50. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/ARJOCS/article/view/1056
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