Journal article

Influenza vaccination: A qualitative study of practice level barriers from medical practitioners caring for children with special risk medical conditions

Jane L Tuckerman, Jessica Kaufman, Margie Danchin, Helen S Marshall

Vaccine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Understanding the influenza vaccination practices of general practitioners (GP) and paediatric hospital specialists caring for children with special risk medical conditions (SRMC) is imperative for designing interventions to improve uptake. This study aimed to identify the vaccination decision making, provider practices and perceived barriers and facilitators to recommending or delivering influenza vaccine for children with SRMCs at the tertiary and primary care levels. METHODS: Nominated GPs and hospital specialists from a single tertiary hospital were interviewed to explore influenza vaccination practices and challenges for children with confirmed SRMCs. Interviews were digital..

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