Influenza vaccination uptake amongst pregnant women and maternal care providers is suboptimal

Angela B Lu, Alia Abd Halim, Claire Dendle, Despina Kotsanas, Michelle Giles, Euan Wallace, James Buttery, Rhonda Stuart

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the uptake of influenza vaccination by pregnant women and maternity care providers and explore their attitudes towards influenza vaccination. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional survey administered in a Victorian tertiary level public hospital to 337 pregnant women and 96 maternity care providers. RESULTS: 31.3 of patients planned to or had received influenza vaccination this year, but only a quarter had received education about influenza. Women were more likely to receive influenza vaccination if they had been vaccinated in the last two years (RR 4.5, 95 CI: 3.1-6.4, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4055 - 4059
Number of pages5
JournalVaccine
Volume30
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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