Journal article

Evaluating the importance of policy amenable factors in explaining influenza vaccination: a cross-sectional multinational study

Ana Wheelock, Marisa Miraldo, Angus Thomson, Charles Vincent, Nick Sevdalis

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Despite continuous efforts to improve influenza vaccination coverage, uptake among high-risk groups remains suboptimal. We aimed to identify policy amenable factors associated with vaccination and to measure their importance in order to assist in the monitoring of vaccination sentiment and the design of communication strategies and interventions to improve vaccination rates. SETTING: The USA, the UK and France. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2412 participants were surveyed across the three countries. OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported influenza vaccination. METHODS: Between March and April 2014, a stratified random sampling strategy was employed with the aim of obtaining nationally repres..

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