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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

Dispatch

Declining Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Nurses, Hong Kong, 2006–2012

Shui Shan LeeComments to Author , Ngai Sze Wong, and Sing Lee
Author affiliations: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China

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Table 1

General characteristics of questionnaire about influenza vaccination and nurses’ responses

2006 Sep–Oct 2007 Oct–Nov 2009 July–Aug 2011 Mar–Apr 2012 Feb–Mar
General
No. questionnaires delivered 2,825 2,929 2,929 2,494 2,492
Response rate, % 38.2 26.9 27.7 28.4 26.6
Total no. respondents 903 739 779 477 651
Male, %
11.7
14.1
14.2
17.6
15.1
Reasons for getting vaccinated, no. respondents* 510 339 306 127 161
Self-protection, % 74 88 87 94 91
Protecting others, % 32 58 53 71 67
Work requirement, %
38
55
62
39
33
Reasons for not getting vaccinated,* no. respondents 377 397 451 350 490
Concern about side effects, % 42 55 62 70 56
Ineffectiveness for self-protection, % 50 57* 51 45 50
Ineffectiveness for protecting others, % 9 22 14 13 23
Lack of work requirement, % 7 9 6 6 5

*A multiple-choice list was provided for respondents. Only common reasons specifically chosen by respondents in each survey are included in the table, in order of their preferences. Less than 5% chose “other” as their reason for getting vaccinated, whereas ≈20% chose “other” as their reason for not getting vaccinated.

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