Determinants of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain
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Determinants of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain

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Determinants of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain

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dc.contributor.author Vila Candel, Rafael
dc.contributor.author Navarro-Illana, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Navarro Illana, Esther
dc.contributor.author Castro Sánchez, Enrique
dc.contributor.author Duke, Kiri
dc.contributor.author Soriano-Vidal, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.author Tuells Hernández, José
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-08T16:23:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-08T16:23:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/78195
dc.description.abstract Background: In most countries the coverage of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women is low. We investigated the acceptance, reasons for rejection and professional involvement related to vaccine information in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain. Methods: Observational retrospective study in 200 pregnant women, 100 vaccinated and 100 unvaccinated, were interviewed during the 2014/2015 vaccination campaign. Electronic medical records, immunization registry and telephone interviews were used to determine reasons for vaccination and immunization rejection. Results: 40.5% of pregnant women in the health department were vaccinated. The midwife was identified as source of information for 89% of women. The vaccine was rejected due to low perceptions of risk of influenza infection (23%), lack of information (19%), considering the vaccine as superfluous (16%), close proximity of delivery date (13%) and fear of side effects (12%). Conclusion: Pregnant women in Spain declined to be vaccinated due to under-estimation of the risk of contracting or being harmed by influenza, and lack of information. Interventions aiming to optimize vaccination coverage should include information addressing the safety and effectiveness of the current vaccine together with improved professional training and motivation.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof BMC Public Health, 2016
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Vila Candel, Rafael Navarro-Illana, Pedro Navarro Illana, Esther Castro Sánchez, Enrique Duke, Kiri Soriano-Vidal, Francisco Javier Tuells Hernández, José 2016 Determinants of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain BMC Public Health
dc.subject Embaràs
dc.subject Vacunació
dc.title Determinants of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-03-08T16:23:10Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3823-1
dc.identifier.idgrec 143696

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