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Annual Influenza Vaccination: Coverage And Attitudes Of Primary Care Staff In Australia, Kirsten Ward, Holly Seale, Nicholas Zwar, Julie Leask, C Raina Macintyre Jan 2011

Annual Influenza Vaccination: Coverage And Attitudes Of Primary Care Staff In Australia, Kirsten Ward, Holly Seale, Nicholas Zwar, Julie Leask, C Raina Macintyre

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Background Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all Australian health care workers (HCWs) including those working in primary health care. There is limited published data on coverage, workplace provision, attitudes and personal barriers to influenza vaccination amongst primary health care staff. The aim of this study was to contribute to the limited literature base in this important area by investigating these issues in the primary health care setting in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Methods A postal survey was sent to general practitioners (GPs) and practice nurses (PNs) from inner city, semi-urban and rural areas of NSW, Australia. There were ...