Understanding the interplay of factors informing vaccination behavior in three Canadian provinces.

@article{Boerner2013UnderstandingTI,
  title={Understanding the interplay of factors informing vaccination behavior in three Canadian provinces.},
  author={Franziska U. Boerner and Jennifer Keelan and Laura Winton and Cindy G. Jardine and S. Michelle Driedger},
  journal={Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={1477-84}
}
Arguably, the two most critical components in any response to a pandemic are effective risk communication and the rapid development of a vaccine. Despite the roll-out of a publicly-funded H1N1 vaccine program across the country, less than half of all Canadians were vaccinated during the 2009-10 pandemic. Using focus group data, this study examined vaccinating behaviors, the impact of public health messaging, and the public's attitudes toward H1N1 and the H1N1 vaccine in three Canadian provinces… CONTINUE READING