Student utilization of a university 2009 H1N1 vaccination clinic

University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Sociology, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, United States.
Vaccine (Impact Factor: 3.49). 06/2011; 29(29-30):4687-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.04.110
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ABSTRACT The 2009 H1N1 influenza resulted in widespread outbreaks on college campuses. Once sufficient quantity of vaccine became available, many universities held vaccination clinics for students. We sought to examine factors associated with participation in an on-campus vaccination effort. A self-administered questionnaire was completed by students in January 2010. Our results suggest a high degree of awareness of the 2009 H1N1 virus among students. The odds of being vaccinated were higher for students who believed the H1N1 virus was a greater public health threat and for students who had friends and family that were vaccinated after controlling for sex, ethnicity, age, and living conditions.

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