Knowledge Regarding Yellow Fever Vaccination and Satisfaction with the Yellow Fever Vaccination Outpatient Department Services among International Travelers
Keywords:Knowledge; Yellow Fever; Yellow Fever vaccination; Outpatient department (OPD); Patient satisfaction; Out of pocket expenditure
Background: Globalization has brought the world closer and at the same time has unleashed spread of various
diseases. Yellow Fever is an important disease of public health concern especially as an aspect of ergonomics,
because it is endemic to specific regions of the world. Yellow Fever vaccination has been a boon in Yellow fever
prevention. This study aimed to determine the knowledge of the international travelers attending the Yellow
Fever vaccination outpatient department (OPD) along with their satisfaction with the OPD services and out of
pocket expenditure incurred to get the vaccine.
Methods: After obtaining Ethics clearance from the Institutional Ethics Committee, this cross sectional study was
conducted among 234 international travelers, who attended the Yellow Fever vaccination OPD from May, 2021 to
November, 2021. Data collection was done using a study questionnaire and analysis was done to obtain following
Results: Only 16% (n=38) attending the Yellow Fever Vaccination OPD had satisfactory knowledge regarding
Yellow Fever and its vaccination. Those availing the services of the Yellow Fever vaccination center were satisfied
with the services provided for most of them had a good (52.6%) experience. Average total expenditure incurred
was INR 4141.25 only.
Conclusions: A lack of knowledge regarding Yellow Fever and its vaccination among the international travelers
was found. They were satisfied with the services at the OPD. Out of pocket expenditure to get the vaccine is
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