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Influenza vaccination coverage in adults belonging to defined target groups, Germany, 2003/2004.
Vaccine. 2006 Mar 24; 24(14):2560-6.V

Abstract

In 2003, a nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the current influenza vaccination coverage of the adult population of Germany, especially in persons belonging to defined target groups. Of 666 surveyed persons, 190 (adjusted 24%) had received influenza vaccination and 419 participants belonged to at least one target group. Of those, 28% (95% confidence interval (CI) 22-35%) in former West Germany and 45% (95% CI 38-52%) in former East Germany had received influenza vaccination. The offer for vaccination by a physician was associated with a high likelihood for vaccination (odds ratio (OR) 19.0; 95% CI 8.9-40.6). Another important factor influencing vaccination uptake was having received influenza vaccination in prior seasons (OR 7.1; 95% CI 3.8-13.2). Vaccination coverage in the adult population of Germany remains unsatisfactory. Physicians have an important role and should be targeted for campaigns to offer the vaccination more frequently in particular to persons belonging to target groups.

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Robert Koch-Institut, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany. wiese-posseltm@rki.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16414160

Citation

Wiese-Posselt, Miriam, et al. "Influenza Vaccination Coverage in Adults Belonging to Defined Target Groups, Germany, 2003/2004." Vaccine, vol. 24, no. 14, 2006, pp. 2560-6.
Wiese-Posselt M, Leitmeyer K, Hamouda O, et al. Influenza vaccination coverage in adults belonging to defined target groups, Germany, 2003/2004. Vaccine. 2006;24(14):2560-6.
Wiese-Posselt, M., Leitmeyer, K., Hamouda, O., Bocter, N., Zöllner, I., Haas, W., & Ammon, A. (2006). Influenza vaccination coverage in adults belonging to defined target groups, Germany, 2003/2004. Vaccine, 24(14), 2560-6.
Wiese-Posselt M, et al. Influenza Vaccination Coverage in Adults Belonging to Defined Target Groups, Germany, 2003/2004. Vaccine. 2006 Mar 24;24(14):2560-6. PubMed PMID: 16414160.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influenza vaccination coverage in adults belonging to defined target groups, Germany, 2003/2004. AU - Wiese-Posselt,Miriam, AU - Leitmeyer,Katrin, AU - Hamouda,Osamah, AU - Bocter,Nikolaus, AU - Zöllner,Iris, AU - Haas,Walter, AU - Ammon,Andrea, Y1 - 2005/12/27/ PY - 2005/05/24/received PY - 2005/10/13/revised PY - 2005/12/09/accepted PY - 2006/1/18/pubmed PY - 2006/6/29/medline PY - 2006/1/18/entrez SP - 2560 EP - 6 JF - Vaccine JO - Vaccine VL - 24 IS - 14 N2 - In 2003, a nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the current influenza vaccination coverage of the adult population of Germany, especially in persons belonging to defined target groups. Of 666 surveyed persons, 190 (adjusted 24%) had received influenza vaccination and 419 participants belonged to at least one target group. Of those, 28% (95% confidence interval (CI) 22-35%) in former West Germany and 45% (95% CI 38-52%) in former East Germany had received influenza vaccination. The offer for vaccination by a physician was associated with a high likelihood for vaccination (odds ratio (OR) 19.0; 95% CI 8.9-40.6). Another important factor influencing vaccination uptake was having received influenza vaccination in prior seasons (OR 7.1; 95% CI 3.8-13.2). Vaccination coverage in the adult population of Germany remains unsatisfactory. Physicians have an important role and should be targeted for campaigns to offer the vaccination more frequently in particular to persons belonging to target groups. SN - 0264-410X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16414160/Influenza_vaccination_coverage_in_adults_belonging_to_defined_target_groups_Germany_2003/2004_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0264-410X(05)01256-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -