Willingness of Hong Kong healthcare workers to accept pre-pandemic influenza vaccination at different WHO alert levels: two questionnaire surveys

Chor, Josette S. Y.; Ngai, Karry L. K.; Goggins, William B.; Wong, Martin C. S.; Wong, Samuel Y. S.; Lee, Nelson; Ting-fan Leung; Rainer, Timothy H.; Griffiths, Sian; Chan, Paul K. S.
September 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/12/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7721, p618
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which investigated the proportion of hospital based healthcare workers in Hong Kong that accept pre-pandemic influenza vaccination. The questionnaires in the surveys conducted at 31 hospital departments from January to March 2009 were completed by 2255 healthcare workers. The researchers found that there was low potential acceptance of pre-pandemic influenza vaccines. Study findings can serve as reference for countries that have plans to offer such vaccines to their healthcare workers.


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