Maternal vaccinations remain inefficient internationally and are the lowest in low- and middle-income economies. Maternal vaccine attitudes are distinguished in medium-high income environments, but there is insufficient information from African countries. In Kenya, we have measured vaccine acceptance drivers and obstacles among pregnant women. In the 15–49 yr pregnant women, the study conducted an intersectional survey. They have enrolled in four different counties from a convenience survey of women presented for antenatal treatment in seven health facilities in the two counties. The frequencies and the awareness, attitudes and beliefs concerning mother vaccination of participants were identified. They also enrolled 604 middle aged pregnant women of 26.5 years of age, 48.2% having elementary school or less. More than 95% believe that motherly vaccinations are “essential to my wellbeing” and vaccination is “a safe way to protect myself from illness.” Prevention of disease was the most common explanation for maternal vaccination.
Influenza vaccine in Kenya is not routine; however, 77.8% have been ready to get influenza during pregnancies. Among Kenyan pregnant women, motherly vaccination is widely accepted. The study identified appropriate information on the vaccine and addressed safety issues as ways to increase the use of maternal vaccines.