Overall, the project aims to increase the accessibility and use of vaccines to prevent some communicable diseases such as influenza, rubella, tetanus, and hepatitis B in low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia period 2015-2017. The project will offer opportunities for researchers in institutions and agencies involved in improving capacity in research of adult vaccination immunization.
A multi-country, prospective and community-based study will be carried out over three years (tentatively 2015-2017). Pre- and post- evaluation design and community-based randomized control trials (RCT) will be applied in two Southeast Asian countries (Vietnam, Lao PDR).
Specifically, the outcome of the project aims to decrease health disparities by evidence-based novel interventions for accessing vaccination against influenza in Vietnam and Lao PDR. Vietnam and Lao PDR will implement health education interventions; at the same time Vietnam will implement a health service intervention in order to address barriers to vaccination access in each of their respective countries and localities. In addition, at least, two papers will be submitted to international peer-reviewed journals at the end of the project.