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Sawsan Abuhammad, Speaker at Immunology Conferences
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Title : Attitude of pregnant and lactating women toward COVID-19 vaccination in Jordan: A cross-sectional study


It is important to acknowledge the factors that impact vaccine acceptance among different population groups, especially among pregnant and lactating mothers. Pregnant and lactating mothers play a significant role in deciding if their child/fetus will be vaccinated. However, according to a study conducted by Skjefte et al., there are difference acceptance levels of COVID-19 vaccine among pregnant mothers. The objective of this study was to survey pregnant and lactating toward COVID-19 vaccination in Jordan and determine the predictors of this attitude

This study used a 10 min anonymous, online, cross-sectional survey to collect data. The survey was carried out between September and October 2021. Eligible study participants included all pregnant and lactating women in Jordan. The participants were recruited through social media, midwives, and gynecologists. Survey was used to collect data from the participants.

The mean attitude of pregnant and lactating women toward COVID vaccination was moderate 71 (SD=100.5). Many factors were predicted the attitude of pregnant and lactating women toward COVID-19 vaccination. The factors were source of data regarding COVID-19 (B=−0.140, p=0.009), level of income (B=−0.141, p=0.009), and social status (B=0.130, p=0.034). These results mean lower income, people who frequently hearing news from news channel or ministry of health and married are showed more positive attitude toward COVID-19 vaccination for children.

This is a large national study regarding attitude of pregnant and lactating women toward COVID-19 vaccination in Jordan. This study found that more than 50% for the parents were hesitant to allow their children to receive COVID-19 vaccination. There were no differences between pregnant and lactating women toward COVID-19 vaccination.

Audience Take Away: 

•    The findings are beneficial in developing and implementing effective vaccination strategies and programs targeting pregnant and lactating women who are still hesitant 
•    Obstetric staff must be made aware of the current information about COVID-19 vaccination and data regarding the risk of infection for pregnant mothers. 
•    This study will be the first foundation study regarding vaccination for pregnant and lactating women and other interventional study will be needed.



Sawsan Abuhammad is an associate professor from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. Hold BSN degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Master from Oregon Health and Science University and PhD degree from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Dr Abuhammad has sought to expand knowledge with challenges outside those arranged for her. She had many expertise in many area include pediatrics to a high risk clinic for pregnant to infertility, maternal health nursing, pediatric health nursing, medical-surgical health nursing and mental health nursing. Dr Abuhammad’s research focus areas are breastfeeding, maternal sensitivity, bullying, stigma, COVID19, and infant temperament