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Factors That Influence Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Workers in a French Geriatric Hospital

  • Christophe Trivalle (a1), Edouard Okenge (a1), Brigitte Hamon (a1), Jean Taillandier (a1) and Bruno Falissard (a2)...

In a geriatric hospital in France, only 80 (21%) of 390 healthcare workers (HCWs) were vaccinated against influenza. Predictive factors for accepting influenza vaccination were occupation as a physician (odds ratio [OR], 9.79), previous receipt of influenza vaccination (OR, 36), and desire to protect their own health (OR, 2.42) and residents' health (OR, 3.68). Predictive factors for refusing influenza vaccination were occupation as a nurse (OR, 6.41) or nursing assistant (OR, 4.04) and belief that homeopathic medication is more effective than the vaccine (OR, 5.75).

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Pôle Gérontologie et Soins Palliatifs, Hôpital Paul Brousse, AP-HP 14, avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, F-94800 Villejuif cedex, France (
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