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Factors associated with staff and physician influenza immunization at a children's hospital in Ontario, Canada

Authors Deonandan R, Alsulaiti, Gajaria, Suh

Received 27 April 2012

Accepted for publication 21 July 2012

Published 23 August 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 719—724

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S33362

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Raywat Deonandan, Ghada Al-Sulaiti, Asha Gajaria, Kathryn N Suh

School of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: In 2005, employees and physicians of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario were surveyed about their experiences with and receipt of the 2003–2004 influenza vaccination. With a 29% response rate, 91% of respondents stated that they had received the 2003–2004 vaccine, and physicians were the most likely to have done so (97.2%). Using logistic regression, the only factor significantly predictive of whether an employee or physician received the vaccine was whether they had awareness of a previous formal influenza immunization campaign.

Keywords: influenza vaccination, staff, pediatric hospital

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