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Table 4 Information needs related to a future malaria vaccine.

From: Community perceptions of malaria and vaccines in the South Coast and Busia regions of Kenya

Information requested by all participants
• Malaria prevalence rates.
• Expected benefits of the vaccine.
• Whether the vaccine would prevent or cure disease.
• Whether the vaccine would provide complete or partial protection.
• Number of doses needed.
• Mode of administration.
• Possible side effects of the vaccine.
• How the vaccine would work; how it would differ from other vaccines in use.
• Whether the vaccine would be for children only or for pregnant women and others as well.
• Ages of children to be vaccinated.
• Duration of protection and need for booster doses.
• Whether the vaccine would be offered at anytime or only during malaria outbreaks.
• Where vaccinations would take place.
• Whether people would have to pay for the vaccine.
• Whether vaccination would be accompanied by incentives (such as bed nets).
• Manufacturer of the vaccine.
• Where and when the vaccine was tested and the outcome.
• Whether the vaccine was the result of a governmental or nongovernmental initiative and which governments support it.
Information requested by health workers only
• How to administer the vaccine.
• Dosage.
• Vaccine storage and handling requirements.
• Expiry date.