Journal article

Uptake, barriers and correlates of influenza vaccination among people who inject drugs in Australia

Olivia Price, Paul Dietze, Sheena G Sullivan, Caroline Salom, Amy Peacock

DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Comorbid chronic health conditions place people who inject drugs (PWID) at risk of severe health outcomes after influenza infection. However, little is known about the uptake, barriers and correlates of influenza vaccination among PWID. METHODS: During structured surveys, 872 PWID reported whether they had received an influenza vaccination during the last year (disaggregated as pre- or post-March 2020 to ascertain current season vaccine uptake), and if not, the barriers to vaccination. Logistic regression was used to examine demographic, drug use, health and service engagement correlates of vaccine uptake. RESULTS: Thirty-nine percent of participants reported past-year influenza ..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Investigator Fellowship


Awarded by NHRMC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Drug Trends (including the IDRS) and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Drug and Alcohol Program. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. AP is supported by an NHMRC Investigator Fellowship (#1174630) . PD is funded by an NHRMC Senior Research Fellowship (#1136090) .