Enablers and barriers to vaccine uptake and handwashing practices to prevent and control COVID-19 in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania: a systematic review

The global emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) posed unprecedented challenges, jeopardising decades of progress in healthcare systems, education, and poverty eradication. While proven interventions such as handwashing and mass vaccination offer effective means of curbing COVID-19 spread, their uptake needs to be higher, potentially undermining future pandemic control efforts. Our team conducted a systematic review synthesising available evidence of the factors influencing vaccine uptake and handwashing practices in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania in the context of COVID-19 prevention and control.

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