Qualitative Data on Integrating Social Science in Community Engagement for Vaccine Hesitancy in Sierra Leone, 2019-2020


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

This project, funded by the SABIN Vaccines Institute, aimed to roll out an experimental social science research training program for community health workers in border areas in Kambia District, Sierra Leone, that have experienced particular vaccination challenges, including reported hesitancy. CHWs were trained in basic qualitative research methods (participant observation, interviews and focus groups discussions) and collected data in five selected border communities (Phase 1). This data was be analysed in order to contribute to a revision of the district community engagement strategy. Following this revision, trainees conducted another round of research (Phase 2) to get community feedback on the new strategy, in order to evaluate targeted engagement strategies based on rapid but rigorous qualitative research.

Main Topics:

vaccine confidence; vaccine hesitancy; epidemic preparedness; medical anthropology

Convenience sample

Face-to-face interview


Focus group

DOI http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8841-1
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=0fd1912b9ea5fe691e3465cc73b286e9ede0d138af3656d374cefa1330b503c5
Creator Enria, L., London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2021
Rights <p>Copyright L. Enria, J. S. Bangura, H. M. Kanu, J. Kalokoh and M. Murray</p>; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/app/uploads/cd137-enduserlicence.pdf" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee.</p>
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Language English
Discipline Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage Sierra Leone