Original Research| Volume 9, ISSUE 2, P87-92, February 2013

Factors Associated With Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Behavior


      Influenza vaccination is recommended for all health care personnel (HCP), but immunization rates for this group continue to be suboptimal. This study explores relationships between individual characteristics, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes, and vaccination behavior through 2 surveys conducted at a university health center. The findings suggest that HCP who were vaccinated the year before, intended to be vaccinated next year, believed influenza vaccination was important, and were more knowledgeable are more likely to receive a vaccine.


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      Ying Mai Kung, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, is an associate in nursing faculty in the College of Nursing at Florida State University in Tallahassee.