A brief psycho-social intervention for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among perinatal women in low-and middle-income countries: Need of the hour

Ramdas Ransing, Prerna Kukreti, Pracheth Raghuveer, Manju Puri, Amey Diwakar Paranjape, Suvarna Patil, Pavithra Hegde, Kumari Padma, Praveen Kumar, Jugal Kishore, Smita N. Deshpande

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Abstract

COVID-19 vaccines are one of the most effective strategies for preventing COVID-19 infection, as well as the associated mortality and morbidity. Despite the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine acceptance among perinatal women is challenging in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Further, the vaccine hesitancy among perinatal women may have an impact on their children's vaccinations. The purpose of this paper is to briefly discuss the existing research on COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, psychosocial aspects, measures, and the individual level interventions for vaccine hesitancy among perinatal women. In our opinion, there is a need for further research with a specific focus on developing effective and feasible individual-level interventions to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among perinatal women in LMICs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102929
Pages (from-to)102929
JournalAsian Journal of Psychiatry
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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