Seasonal influenza vaccination among Chinese health care workers

American Journal of Infection Control
May 01, 2017 Volume 45, Issue 5, p463-582, e45-e52
http://www.ajicjournal.org/current

Brief Reports
Seasonal influenza vaccination among Chinese health care workers
Paul H. Lee, Benjamin J. Cowling, Lin Yang
p575–578
Published online: September 21, 2016
Highlights
:: 13% of Chinese healthcare workers (HCWs) received influenza vaccination in 2014-2015.
:: 98% of doctors and 99% of nurses maintained their vaccination practice over 4 seasons.
:: Doctors aged ≥45 and worked in surgical departments were more likely to be vaccinated.
:: Nurses who received influenza training and recommended high-risk patients to be vaccinated were more likely to be vaccinated.
We conducted a study to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and opinions of health care workers (HCWs) and the factors associated with receipt of influenza vaccination in HCWs during August 2015 in 3 hospitals in Jiangsu Province, China. Among the 173 doctors and 220 nurses included in this study, the proportions who received vaccination for the 2014-2015 season were 14% and 13%, respectively. Ninety-eight percent of doctors and 99% of nurses maintained their vaccination practice over 4 seasons.