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Table 4 Reasons for non–uptake of Hepatitis B vaccine by the Participants (N = 427)

From: Uptake of hepatitis B vaccination and its determinants among health care workers in a tertiary health facility in Enugu, South-East, Nigeria

Reasons: Doctors (N = 63) Nurses/Pharmacists/Lab Workers (N = 121) Admin staff (N = 243) Total (N = 427)
N % N % N % N %
Cost
 Yes 4 6.3 7 5.8 35 14.4 46 10.8
 No 59 93.7 114 95.2 208 85.6 381 89.2
Don’t know where to take the vaccine
 Yes 34 54.0 35 28.9 134 55.1 203 47.5
 No 29 46.0 86 71.1 109 45.9 224 52.5
Don’t believe I could be infected
 Yes 1 1.6 3 2.5 24 9.8 28 6.6
 No 62 98.4 118 97.5 219 90.2 399 93.4
Others e.g. long vaccination schedule and lack of time
 Yes 3 4.8 19 15.7 128 52.7 150 35.1
 No 60 95.2 102 84.3 115 47.3 277 64.9