Declining Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Nurses, Hong Kong, 2006–2012

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Declining Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Nurses, Hong Kong, 2006–2012
Shui Shan Lee, Ngai Sze Wong, and Sing Lee
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/10/pdfs/13-0195.pdf

Seasonal influenza vaccination of nurses in Hong Kong fell from 57% in 2005 to 24% in 2012, paralleling concern for adverse reactions associated with vaccination. Decreased acceptance of vaccination was most prominent among nurses who had less work experience and more frequent contact with patients.