COVID-19 vaccination coverage among travellers at Lomé international airport (Togo), in 2022

Authors

  • Atèhèzi Adom University of Lomé, Training and Research Centre in Public Health, Lomé, Togo https://orcid.org/0009-0005-6178-1722
  • Kossivi Agbélénko Afanvi University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Arnold Junior Sadio 2. University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo 3. African Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Lomé, Togo 4. University of Bordeaux, French national health and medical research institute (Inserm), French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Bordeaux Population Health Research Center (BPH), Unit 1219 - GHiGS, Bordeaux, France
  • Latame Komla ADOLI University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Roméo Medessè Togan 2. University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo 3. African Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Martin Kouame Tchankoni 2. University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo 3. African Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Yao Rodion Konu 2. University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo 3. African Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Lomé, Togo 4. University of Bordeaux, French national health and medical research institute (Inserm), French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Bordeaux Population Health Research Center (BPH), Unit 1219 - GHiGS, Bordeaux, France
  • Fifonsi Adjidossi Gbeasor-Komlanvi 1-University of Lomé, Training and Research Centre in Public Health, Lomé, Togo 2. University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo 3. African Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Takpaya Gnaro 1. University of Lomé, Training and Research Centre in Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Panaveyi Malou Adom 1. University of Lomé, Training and Research Centre in Public Health, Lomé, Togo
  • Didier Koumavi Ekouevi 1. University of Lomé, Training and Research Centre in Public Health, Lomé, Togo 2. University of Lomé, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Lomé, Togo 3. African Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Lomé, Togo 4. University of Bordeaux, French national health and medical research institute (Inserm), French Research Institute for Development (IRD), Bordeaux Population Health Research Center (BPH), Unit 1219 - GHiGS, Bordeaux, France

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2023.2597

Abstract

Introduction: COVID-19 pandemic management leads to new health policies including the requirement of a vaccination pass or a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for cross-border flights. The objective of this study was to estimate COVID-19 vaccination coverage among travellers, as well as factors associated with a full vaccination.

Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in July 2022 at the Gnassingbé Eyadema International Airport (LFW) in Lomé. Travellers met at LFW, aged 12 years or above, and who agreed to participate in the study have been submitted a questionnaire. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors associated with full vaccination defined as having received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine according to a validated vaccine schedule.

Results: A total of 847 travellers were included. 67% were men The median age was 40 years, Interquartile Range [31-48]. The main health document presented by travellers was the vaccination pass (69.1%). The majority (84.4%) of travellers had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 63.9% had received at least two doses. Being 40 years of age or above (aOR=1.42; p=0.046), and travelling from a country outside Africa (aOR=2.18, p=0.003), were positively associated with full vaccination.

Conclusion: Vaccination coverage among travellers at the LFW was relatively high. Travellers from a region outside Africa and aged 40 years or above were more likely to be full vaccinated. Better communication and strengthening of the vaccination strategies in Africa could help reduce these gaps.

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16-01-2024

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Adom, A., Afanvi, K. A., Sadio, A. J., ADOLI, L. K., Togan, R. M., Tchankoni, M. K., Konu, Y. R., Gbeasor-Komlanvi, F. A., Gnaro, T., Adom, P. M., & Ekouevi, D. K. (2024). COVID-19 vaccination coverage among travellers at Lomé international airport (Togo), in 2022. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 14(12). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2023.2597

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