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Archivos de Medicina Interna

Print version ISSN 0250-3816On-line version ISSN 1688-423X

Abstract

IBARRA, Alfredo et al. Influenza immunization in health care professionals: coverage, attitudes and barriers against immunization in two departments of a General Hospital. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2014, vol.36, n. 2, pp.49-53. ISSN 0250-3816.

In order to meet the coverage and barriers to influenza vaccination, which we estimated low acceptance among health personnel (PDS) a cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted with the survey methodology, self-administered with closed options for response. A sample of 142 members of the PDS Hospital Pasteur (MSP-ASSE) was used, and suitable for random draw statistically valid conclusions. The results showed that 87/142 (61.3%) of respondents knew the influenza vaccination campaign in the Hospital, recognized indication of influenza vaccination have 124/142 (87.3%) despite which were vaccinated in 2011 79/142 (55.6%) and in 2012 53/142 (37.3%). Vaccinated in 2012 responded as main reasons for adherence to the campaign to protect yourself from disease, belong to the PDS and protect your family. Unvaccinated 2012 responded as main reasons: perception of never having contracted flu, fear of adverse effects and discredit the immunizing effect of vaccines. Low vaccination rate PDS (37.3% in 2012) despite recognizing the indication and have access to the same was confirmed; were identified as barriers misperceptions about vaccination.

Keywords : Influenza vaccination; Health personnel; Barriers to vaccination.

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