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Socio-psychological factors driving adult vaccination: a qualitative study.

Authors
  • Wheelock, Ana1
  • Parand, Anam1
  • Rigole, Bruno2
  • Thomson, Angus2
  • Miraldo, Marisa3
  • Vincent, Charles3
  • Sevdalis, Nick1
  • 1 Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. , (United Kingdom)
  • 2 Sanofi Pasteur, Lyon, France; Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. , (France)
  • 3 Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom. , (United Kingdom)
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113503
PMID: 25490542
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The uptake of influenza and tetanus vaccines was largely driven by participants' risk perception of these diseases. The tetanus vaccine is perceived as safe and sufficiently tested, whereas the changing composition of the influenza vaccine is a cause of uncertainty and distrust. To maximize the public health impact of adult vaccines, policy should be better translated into high vaccination rates through evidence-based implementation approaches.

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