Pandemics and vaccines: perceptions, reactions, and lessons learned from hard-to-reach Latinos and the H1N1 campaign.

@article{Cassady2012PandemicsAV,
  title={Pandemics and vaccines: perceptions, reactions, and lessons learned from hard-to-reach Latinos and the H1N1 campaign.},
  author={Diana Cassady and X{\'o}chitl Casta{\~n}eda and Magdalena Ruiz Ruelas and Meredith Miller Vostrejs and Teresa Andrews and Liliana Os{\'o}rio},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={1106-22}
}
This paper examines knowledge, risk perception, and attitudes around the H1N1 pandemic among Latino hard-to-reach (HTR) populations in the United States. Ten focus groups were conducted throughout California (N=90), representing Latino immigrants disproportionately affected by H1N1: farmworkers, indigenous Mexicans, pregnant women, and children. Overall, participants were aware of the H1N1 epidemic and common prevention practices. However, many expressed doubts that the H1N1 outbreak… CONTINUE READING

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