The evaluation of the opinions and attitudes of healthcare personnel of the province Diyarbakir against influenza A (H1N1) and the vaccination
ABSTRACT In this study it was targeted aimed to evaluate the opinions and attitudes of healthcare personnel of the province Diyarbakir against Influenza A(H1N1) and the vaccination and to determine the undesired effects after the vaccination. In this descriptive study, 1691 healthcare personnel participated. The participants were asked about their opinions about being included in the risk group or not, status of advising and having Influenza A(H1N1) vaccination, reasons of having or not having the vaccination, their opinions and attitudes about the pandemic and influenza vaccine and the practices of the press and the Ministry of Health. Of participants, 49.6% stated that they advised pandemic influenza vaccination. Of the healthcare personnel, 35.3% stated that they had pandemic influenza vaccine. Age, sex, profession, having seasonal influenza vaccine , using Media and the Ministry of Health as a source of information were important factors for the status of advising and having Influenza A(H1N1)v vaccine. The healthcare personnel should be informed about the purpose and practices of protection programs. It might be suggested to use press, which is regarded as the most important communication media, in accordance with the conditions in order to achieve suitable risk communication with the society.
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ABSTRACT: Maintaining the health and availability of Health care workers (HCW) is an essential component of pandemic preparedness. A key to protecting HCW during the H1N1 pandemic was influenza vaccination. Numerous researchers have reported on factors influencing H1N1 vaccination behaviour in various HCW groups. This systematic review aims to inform future influenza vaccine interventions and pandemic planning processes via the examination of literature in HCW H1N1 vaccination, in order to identify factors that are (1) unique to pandemic influenza vaccination and (2) similar to seasonal influenza vaccination research.Vaccine 05/2012; 30(32):4733-43. DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.05.018 · 3.49 Impact Factor