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Title: Attitudes of nurses in Greece towards influenza vaccination
Authors: Raftopoulos, Vasilios 
Keywords: Nursing care;Nursing--Greece
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Nursing Standard, vol.23, no.4, 2008, pp.35-42
Abstract: AIM: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of nurses in Greece towards influenza vaccination. METHOD: Four focus groups were conducted with 30 nurses. Content analysis of the focus group interviews was undertaken. FINDINGS: Participants were knowledgeable about influenza and the influenza vaccination. The main reasons given for not being vaccinated were: being in good health, not being susceptible to influenza, thinking it was not needed, concern about its effectiveness, delayed availability and distribution of influenza vaccines, fear of vaccine-induced illness, and lack of support regarding the provision of information on the benefits of influenza immunisation. CONCLUSION: Targeted health education programmes should be developed to overcome misconceptions about influenza vaccination.
Rights: Nursing Standard
Type: Article
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