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Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland

Przemyslaw Kardas ; First Department of Family Medicine Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Anna Zasowska ; First Department of Family Medicine Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Joanna Dec ; First Department of Family Medicine Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Magdalena Stachurska

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APA 6th Edition
Kardas, P., Zasowska, A., Dec, J. & Stachurska, M. (2011). Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland. Croatian Medical Journal, 52 (2), 126-133. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423
MLA 8th Edition
Kardas, Przemyslaw, et al. "Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland." Croatian Medical Journal, vol. 52, no. 2, 2011, pp. 126-133. https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kardas, Przemyslaw, Anna Zasowska, Joanna Dec and Magdalena Stachurska. "Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland." Croatian Medical Journal 52, no. 2 (2011): 126-133. https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423
Harvard
Kardas, P., et al. (2011). 'Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland', Croatian Medical Journal, 52(2), pp. 126-133. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423 (Accessed 30 November 2021)
Vancouver
Kardas P, Zasowska A, Dec J, Stachurska M. Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland. Croat Med J. [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 November 30];52(2):126-133. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423
IEEE
P. Kardas, A. Zasowska, J. Dec and M. Stachurska, "Reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage: crosssectional survey in Poland", Croatian Medical Journal, vol.52, no. 2, pp. 126-133, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423. [Accessed: 30 November 2021]

Abstracts
Aim To assess the reasons for low influenza vaccination
coverage in Poland, including knowledge of influenza and
attitudes toward influenza vaccination.
Methods This was a cross-sectional, anonymous, selfadministered survey in primary care patients in Lodzkie
voivodship (central Poland). The study participants were
adults who visited their primary care physicians for various
reasons from January 1 to April 30, 2007.
Results Six hundred and forty participants completed
the survey. In 12 months before the study, 20.8% participants had received influenza vaccination. The most common reasons listed by those who had not been vaccinated were good health (27.6%), lack of trust in vaccination
effectiveness (16.8%), and the cost of vaccination (9.7%).
The most common source of information about influenza
vaccination were primary care physicians (46.6%). Despite
reasonably good knowledge of influenza, as many as approximately 20% of participants could not point out any
differences between influenza and other viral respiratory
tract infections.
Conclusions The main reasons for low influenza vaccination coverage in Poland were patients’ misconceptions
and the cost of vaccination. Therefore, free-of-charge vaccination and more effective informational campaigns are
needed, with special focus on high-risk groups.

Hrčak ID: 71423

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/71423

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