Influenza vaccine uptake and attitudes of healthcare workers in Ireland
Natin, Dominic P.
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Hogan, V., Lenehan, M., Hogan, M., & Natin, D. P. (2019). Influenza vaccine uptake and attitudes of healthcare workers in Ireland. Occupational Medicine, 69(7), 494-499. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqz124
Influenza vaccination uptake by Irish healthcare workers remains sub-optimal despite local initiatives to increase it. To investigate hospital workers' attitudes to influenza vaccination and how this influenced their decisions about vaccination. A questionnaire survey of Irish hospital workers, measuring uptake of and attitudes to influenza vaccination. There were 747 responders, of whom 361 (48%) reported having received influenza vaccination. Attitudes predicting vaccination uptake included a belief that vaccination would protect family members (P