Willingness of healthcare workers to accept voluntary stockpiled H5N1 vaccine in advance of pandemic activity.

@article{Pareek2009WillingnessOH,
  title={Willingness of healthcare workers to accept voluntary stockpiled H5N1 vaccine in advance of pandemic activity.},
  author={Manish Pareek and Tristan W. Clark and Helen Dillon and Rajesh Kumar and I. Stephenson},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={1242-7}
}
Healthcare workers may be at risk during the next influenza pandemic. Priming with stockpiled vaccine may protect staff and reduce nosocomial transmission. Despite campaigns to increase seasonal influenza vaccine coverage, uptake among healthcare workers is generally low; creating uncertainty whether they would participate in pre-pandemic vaccine programmes. We conducted a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of healthcare workers in a UK hospital during, and 6 months after, a period of media… CONTINUE READING