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Table 4 Barriers to obtaining HPV vaccination by female nurses and midwives (n = 262)

From: Nurses’ and midwives’ knowledge, attitudes, and acceptance regarding human papillomavirus vaccination in Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Variables Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
f (%) f (%) f (%) f (%)
The vaccine is expensive 69 (21.7) 76 (23.9) 84 (26.4) 33 (10.4)
Going for HPV vaccination is a waste of time 12 (3.8) 29 (9.1) 102 (32.1) 119 (37.4)
Unavailability of vaccination sites 53 (16.7) 72 (22.6) 81 (25.5) 56 (17.6)
There is limited information on HPV vaccine 78 (24.5) 89 (28.0) 64 (20.1) 31 (9.7)
I do not know what the vaccination is all about 23 (7.2) 56 (17.6) 112 (35.2) 71 (22.3)
There are no health education programmes to promote HPV vaccination 68 (21.4) 83 (26.1) 65 (20.4) 46 (14.5)
HPV vaccination is not necessary 16 (5.0) 28 (8.8) 100 (31.4) 118 (37.1)
I didn’t have money to take the vaccine 41 (12.9) 54 (17.0) 102 (32.1) 65 (20.4)
Fear of adverse effects of the vaccine 48 (15.1) 66 (20.8) 96 (30.2) 52 (16.4)
Risk of becoming infected with HPV 33 (10.4) 43 (13.5) 112 (38.4) 64 (20.1)
Anticipation of family disapproval 13 (4.1) 36 (11.3) 112 (35.2) 101 (31.8)
Fear of experiencing pain during injections 32 (10.1) 71 (22.3) 87 (27.4) 72 (22.6)