Behavior and beliefs about influenza vaccine among adults aged 50-64 years. Am J Health Behav

ArticleinAmerican journal of health behavior 34(1):77-89 · January 2010with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.31 · DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.34.1.10 · Source: PubMed


    To examine demographics and beliefs about influenza disease and vaccine that may be associated with influenza vaccination among 50- to 64-year-olds.
    A national sample of adults aged 50-64 years surveyed by telephone.
    Variables associated with receiving influenza vaccination included age, education level, recent doctor visit, and beliefs about vaccine effectiveness and vaccine safety. Beliefs about influenza vaccination varied by race/ethnicity, age, education, and gender.
    The finding of demographic differences in beliefs suggests that segmented communication messages designed for specific demographic subgroups may help to increase influenza vaccination coverage.