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Titolo:
Compliance with influenza vaccination in Israel in two successive winters,1998/1999 and 1999/2000
Autore:
Kaufman, Z; Cohen-Manheim, I; Green, MS;
Indirizzi:
Chaim Sheba Med Ctr, Israel Ctr Dis Control, Gertner Inst Hlth Policy Res,IL-52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel Chaim Sheba Med Ctr Tel Hashomer Israel IL-52621 21 Tel Hashomer, Israel Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Med, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Univ Tel Aviv Israel IL-69978 ac Med, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel
Titolo Testata:
ISRAEL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
fascicolo: 10, volume: 2, anno: 2000,
pagine: 742 - 745
SICI:
1565-1088(200010)2:10<742:CWIVII>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMPROVE;
Keywords:
influenza; vaccination; survey; elderly; health care personnel;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Green, MS Chaim Sheba Med Ctr, Israel Ctr Dis Control, Gertner Inst Hlth Policy Res,IL-52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel Chaim Sheba Med Ctr Tel Hashomer Israel IL-52621 homer, Israel
Citazione:
Z. Kaufman et al., "Compliance with influenza vaccination in Israel in two successive winters,1998/1999 and 1999/2000", ISR MED ASS, 2(10), 2000, pp. 742-745

Abstract

Background: Although influenza is usually a mild self-limiting disease it can cause serious complications in high risk groups. The economic costs of influenza are large due to the burden on the health system and absenteeism from work. There is evidence that the vaccine is underused in groups targeted for vaccination. Objectives: To estimate: a) the compliance rate with the influenza vaccination in Israel during the winter seasons of 1998/1999 and 1999/2000, b) therole of health care personnel and the media in influencing compliance, andc) the reasons for lack of compliance in the elderly. Methods: Two national population-based random telephone surveys of 1,500 households were performed during October 1999 and January 2000 to survey influenza vaccination compliance prior to the winters of 1998/1999 and 1999/2000 respectively. Each survey was performed during four successive evenings. The response rate was 78.1% the first survey and 79.1% for the second. Results: Vaccination compliance was similar in both surveys. The average rate of vaccination was 6% for the population under 65 years and 50% for the population of 65 years and above. The overall vaccination rate was around 10%. The family physician was the main authority to recommend the vaccination, followed by the community nurse. Absence of recommendation and lack of faith in the efficacy of the vaccine were the main reasons for noncompliance. Conclusion: Compliance rates with influenza vaccine in targeted groups in Israel remain relatively low. Health care personnel should be more involvedin promoting the vaccine.

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