Reasons why nurses decline influenza vaccination: a qualitative study

Authors: Pless, A., McLennan, S. R., Nicca, D., Shaw, D. M. and Elger, B. S.

Source: BMC NursingBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2017 16:20
DOI: 10.1186/S12912-017-0215-5©
Published: 28 April 2017

Background: To explore reasons of non-vaccinated nursing staff for declining seasonal influenza vaccination. The annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers reduces morbidity and mortality among vulnerable patients. Still, vaccination rates remain very low, particularly in nursing staff. While several studies have explored barriers for healthcare workers to get vaccinated, most have used a quantitative approach.

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