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Uptake and Beliefs Regarding Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Among Childcare Center Staff, Administrators, and Parents

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2016

Terri Rebmann
Affiliation:
Institute for Biosecurity, Saint Louis University, College for Public Health & Social Justice, St. Louis, Missouri
Travis M. Loux
Affiliation:
Department of Biostatistics, Saint Louis University, College for Public Health & Social Justice, St. Louis, Missouri
Brendan Daly
Affiliation:
Institute for Biosecurity, Saint Louis University, College for Public Health & Social Justice, St. Louis, Missouri
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Abstract

Surveys were distributed to parents and childcare agency staff to determine seasonal influenza vaccine uptake. Multivariate logistic regressions identified vaccination determinants. Overall, 351 parents and staff participated (response rate, 32%). One-half (168 [48%]) received vaccine. Vaccination predictors included healthcare provider or employer recommendation, perceived seriousness, and no vaccine fear.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:367–370

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© 2016 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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