Influenza vaccination uptake among healthcare workers at a Malaysian teaching hospital

Noor Zetti Zainol Rashid, Humaira Jasme, Ho Jing Liang, Mardiyah Mohd Yusof, Zatil Zahidah Mohd Sharani, Marlyn Mohamad, Zalina Ismail, Anita Sulong, Nordiah Awg. Jalil

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Abstract

Annual influenza vaccination is the most important preventive strategy against influenza illness in healthcare workers (HCWs), who could acquire influenza from and transmit influenza to patients and other HCWs. Despite the well established benefits and strong recommendations for influenza vaccination for all HCWs, influenza vaccination uptake at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) for the past 3 years has been low and is decreasing. We aimed to determine the factors associated with influenza vaccination uptake among HCWs at UKMMC. We conducted a cross sectional study via questionnaire among 211 randomly selected HCWs, consisting of 106 HCWs who were vaccinated in 2011 and 105 HCWs who were not vaccinated in 2010 or 2011. We had a 100% response rate. Influenza vaccination uptake was significantly associated with age and previous vaccination history, with older HCWs being more likely to be vaccinated (adjusted OR=12.494; 95% CI:6.278-24.863; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-225
Number of pages11
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Coverage
  • Factors
  • Healthcare
  • Influenza
  • Rates
  • Uptake
  • Vaccination
  • Workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Influenza vaccination uptake among healthcare workers at a Malaysian teaching hospital. / Zainol Rashid, Noor Zetti; Jasme, Humaira; Liang, Ho Jing; Yusof, Mardiyah Mohd; Sharani, Zatil Zahidah Mohd; Mohamad, Marlyn; Ismail, Zalina; Sulong, Anita; Awg. Jalil, Nordiah.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2015, p. 215-225.

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Zainol Rashid, Noor Zetti ; Jasme, Humaira ; Liang, Ho Jing ; Yusof, Mardiyah Mohd ; Sharani, Zatil Zahidah Mohd ; Mohamad, Marlyn ; Ismail, Zalina ; Sulong, Anita ; Awg. Jalil, Nordiah. / Influenza vaccination uptake among healthcare workers at a Malaysian teaching hospital. In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2015 ; Vol. 46, No. 2. pp. 215-225.
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