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Table 4 Questionnaires captured reasons for participants not being vaccinated against HBV or not completing the schedule

From: Hepatitis B vaccination uptake in hard-to-reach populations in London: a cross-sectional study

Reason for no/incomplete vaccination Frequency Percentage (%)
No vaccination 85 100
Never been offered the vaccine 68 80
Already had Hepatitis B 8 9.4
Do not have enough time 3 3.5
Refused vaccination 2 2.4
Allergic to other vaccines/potentially this vaccine 1 1.2
Dislike needles 1 1.2
Do not believe in vaccination 1 1.2
Worried about side-effects 1 1.2
Incomplete vaccination 22 100
Did not return 13 59.1
Do not have enough time 5 22.7
Infected with Hepatitis B virus between doses 2 9.1
Side effects/allergy to first dose(s) 1 4.6
Awaiting third dose 1 4.6