Able-bodied population’s attitude towards influenza vaccination
Gilmullina F.S., Zagidullina A.I., Rodygina Zh.A.
1) Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Russia;
2) Health Directorate for the City of Kazan, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia
Immunization is the most effective technology that allows mass diseases and epidemics to be avoided; nonetheless, increasing anti-vaccination moods are a serious obstacle to the expansion of immunization in modern society, and therefore there is a need for active work with the population.
Objective. To determine able-bodied adults’ attitude towards influenza vaccination.
Subjects and methods. A sociohygienic study was conducted in 106 able-bodied people. A specially designed questionnaire was used for their survey. Respondents were selected randomly; each survey participant was asked to answer 28 questions contained in an anonymous questionnaire.
Results. Most (62.3%) of the able-bodied respondents have a positive attitude towards influenza vaccination and one half of the respondents intend to immunize their children in the future. The educational level in patients, the degree of their confidence in healthcare workers, and the presence of children in the family affect the formation of a positive attitude towards vaccination.
Conclusion. The analysis of the survey can determine the attitude of certain population groups towards influenza vaccination; this makes it possible to purposefully develop a strategy of effective preventive measures for specific patient audience.
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About the Autors
Fayruza S. Gilmullina, Саnd. Med. Sci., Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Russia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3015-8920
AlbinaI. Zagidullina, Саnd. Med. Sci., Head, Medical Сare Department; Health Directorate in the City of Kazan, Ministry of Health of the Republic Tatarstan; e-mail: email@example.com; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7640-5811
Zhanna A. Rodygina, Student, Kazan State Medical University, Kazan, Russia; e-mail: zhanna. firstname.lastname@example.org; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1916-1336