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Correlates of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among day care-aged children, Miami-Dade County.
Vaccine. 2012 Jun 08; 30(27):4002-6.V

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The aim of this study was to assess factors influencing 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among a demographically diverse group of day care-aged children. Day care children were chosen because they were an initial target group for vaccination and are at higher risk of influenza infection than children cared for at home.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study was conducted from March to May 2010 among parents of day care aged children in 13 day care facilities in Miami-Dade County. Data was collected by an anonymous self-administered two-page 20 question survey which consisted of demographic variables and information regarding 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine knowledge, attitude and acceptance. Data was analyzed using SAS to conduct both bivariate and multivariate analyses.

RESULTS

There were 773 participants in the study. The response rate ranged from 42% to 72.2% among day care centers. A total of 172 parents (22.3%) and 225 (29.1%) children had received the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. Non-Hispanic White and Black parents were more likely to vaccinate their children than Hispanic and Haitian parents. Primary reasons for non-vaccination included vaccine safety (36.7%) and side effects (27.1%). Among parents who spoke with a health care professional, 274 (61.4%) stated the health care professional recommended the vaccine.

CONCLUSION

Misperceptions about influenza vaccination among parents created a barrier to 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination. Parents who got the vaccine, who believed the vaccine was safe and whose children had a chronic condition were more likely to immunize their children. Clear, reliable and consistent vaccine information to the public and health care providers and initiatives targeting minority groups may increase vaccination coverage among this population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Miami-Dade County Health Department, 8600 NW 17th Street, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33126 USA. yessica gomez@doh.state.fl.usNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22542817

Citation

Gomez, Yessica, et al. "Correlates of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Among Day Care-aged Children, Miami-Dade County." Vaccine, vol. 30, no. 27, 2012, pp. 4002-6.
Gomez Y, Leguen F, Zhang G, et al. Correlates of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among day care-aged children, Miami-Dade County. Vaccine. 2012;30(27):4002-6.
Gomez, Y., Leguen, F., Zhang, G., & O'Connell, E. (2012). Correlates of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among day care-aged children, Miami-Dade County. Vaccine, 30(27), 4002-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.04.037
Gomez Y, et al. Correlates of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Among Day Care-aged Children, Miami-Dade County. Vaccine. 2012 Jun 8;30(27):4002-6. PubMed PMID: 22542817.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Correlates of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among day care-aged children, Miami-Dade County. AU - Gomez,Yessica, AU - Leguen,Fermin, AU - Zhang,Guoyan, AU - O'Connell,Erin, Y1 - 2012/04/25/ PY - 2011/05/05/received PY - 2012/04/08/revised PY - 2012/04/10/accepted PY - 2012/5/1/entrez PY - 2012/5/1/pubmed PY - 2012/9/21/medline SP - 4002 EP - 6 JF - Vaccine JO - Vaccine VL - 30 IS - 27 N2 - BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess factors influencing 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination among a demographically diverse group of day care-aged children. Day care children were chosen because they were an initial target group for vaccination and are at higher risk of influenza infection than children cared for at home. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from March to May 2010 among parents of day care aged children in 13 day care facilities in Miami-Dade County. Data was collected by an anonymous self-administered two-page 20 question survey which consisted of demographic variables and information regarding 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine knowledge, attitude and acceptance. Data was analyzed using SAS to conduct both bivariate and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: There were 773 participants in the study. The response rate ranged from 42% to 72.2% among day care centers. A total of 172 parents (22.3%) and 225 (29.1%) children had received the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. Non-Hispanic White and Black parents were more likely to vaccinate their children than Hispanic and Haitian parents. Primary reasons for non-vaccination included vaccine safety (36.7%) and side effects (27.1%). Among parents who spoke with a health care professional, 274 (61.4%) stated the health care professional recommended the vaccine. CONCLUSION: Misperceptions about influenza vaccination among parents created a barrier to 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination. Parents who got the vaccine, who believed the vaccine was safe and whose children had a chronic condition were more likely to immunize their children. Clear, reliable and consistent vaccine information to the public and health care providers and initiatives targeting minority groups may increase vaccination coverage among this population. SN - 1873-2518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22542817/Correlates_of_2009_H1N1_influenza_vaccination_among_day_care_aged_children_Miami_Dade_County_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0264-410X(12)00568-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -