Did the pandemic have an impact on influenza vaccination attitude? a survey among health care workers

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ARDA B. , Durusoy R. , YAMAZHAN T. , SİPAHİ O. R. , TAŞBAKAN M. , PULLUKÇU H. , ...More

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.11, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-87
  • Title of Journal : BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Background: Health care workers' (HCWs) influenza vaccination attitude is known to be negative. The H1N1 epidemic had started in mid 2009 and made a peak in October-November in Turkey. A national vaccination campaign began on November 2(nd), 2009. Despite the diligent efforts of the Ministry of Health and NGOs, the attitudes of the media and politicians were mostly negative. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether HCWs' vaccination attitudes improved during the pandemic and to assess the related factors.