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ORIGINAL RESEARCH article

Front. Reprod. Health
Sec. Access and Barriers to Reproductive Health Services
Volume 6 - 2024 | doi: 10.3389/frph.2024.1353699

Tetanus toxoid vaccine protective dose uptake and maternal enriching factors during pregnancy in armed conflict zone, hospital-based cross-sectional study Provisionally Accepted

 Fassikaw K. Bizuneh1* Semira M. Mustofa1
  • 1Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Woldia University, Ethiopia

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Vaccinating pregnant women with tetanus toxoid (TT) is crucial to prevent neonatal tetanus, reducing related deaths by 94%. In conflict zones with restricted access to deliveries, neonates face an 80-100% fatality rate. This study explores TT vaccine protective dose uptake and maternal enriching factors during pregnancy in armed conflicts zone, hospital based cross-sectional study.

Keywords: Armed conflict, Protective dose, Pregnancy, Tetanus Toxoid, Ethiopia

Received: 11 Dec 2023; Accepted: 05 Apr 2024.

Copyright: © 2024 Bizuneh and Mustofa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mr. Fassikaw K. Bizuneh, Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Woldia University, Woldia, Ethiopia