Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the knowledge of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant women attending Antenatal Clinic at a maternity hospital.
Design: A cross-sectional study.
Setting: Paropakar Maternity & Women's Hospital. Pregnant women aged 18 years or older with more than 3 months of gestation and able to communicate in Nepali and providing consent.
Outcome measures: A proforma was used to collect the information on the socio-demographics and other personal information face-to-face. Information on knowledge about COVID-19 and its vaccination were also collected.
Results: The Means age of the respondents was 25.68±4.63 years. Majority of the respondents were Hindu (81.5%), unemployed (82.28%), had their ANC visits (75.59%), lacked comorbidities (94.49%), and were not infected with COVID-19 (94.49%). Majority had knowledge on COVID-19 (82.28%), its transmission (90.16%), and protection measures (92.13%). The most common source of information was TV, radio, newspaper (70.47%).
Conclusion: Information regarding COVID-19 and vaccination is adequate among the pregnant women in Nepal and the information is being attained from TV, radio, and newspaper. Thus, targeted health promotion, education, and prevention to pregnant women can be provided through these channels for advocacy of Covid 19 vaccination.