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Table 3 Duration of oral cholera vaccine protection and impact of the vaccine on other preventive practices

From: “It depends how one understands it:” a qualitative study on differential uptake of oral cholera vaccine in three compounds in Lusaka, Zambia

Characteristics 0 doses
n (%)
2 doses
n (%)
Total
N (%)
N = 113 N = 58 N = 171
How long does 1 dose of the oral cholera vaccine last
 Six months 7 (6) 5 (9) 12 (7)
 One to five years 0 (0) 1 (2) 1 (1)
 Lifetime 15 (13) 0 (0) 15 (9)
 Don’t know 69 (61) 35 (60) 104 (61)
 Didn’t answer 22 (19) 17 (29) 39 (23)
How long do 2 doses of the oral cholera vaccine last
 Six months 4 (4) 2 (3) 6 (4)
 One to four years 4 (4) 5 (9) 9 (5)
 Five years 3 (3) 3 (5) 6 (4)
 Lifetime 5 (4) 0 (0) 5 (3)
 Don’t know 74 (65) 25 (43) 99 (58)
 Didn’t answer 23 (20) 23 (40) 46 (27)
Believe vaccination will change their own hand washing practices or seeking improved water quality
 No 28 (25) 31 (53) 59 (35)
 Yes 60 (53) 19 (33) 79 (46)
 Maybe 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Don’t know 3 (3) 0 (0) 3 (2)
 Didn’t answer 22 (19) 8 (14) 30 (18)
Believe others will be less careful with water and sanitation
 No 16 (14) 8 (14) 24 (14)
 Yes 74 (65) 42 (72) 116 (68)
 Maybe 4 (4) 0 (0) 4 (2)
 Don’t know 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Didn’t answer 19 (17) 8 (14) 27 (16)
Total 113 (66) 58 (34) 171