Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 3 Issue 4

April 28, 2011

Factors influencing uptake of influenza A (H1N1) vaccine amongst healthcare workers in a regional pediatric centre: Lessons for improving vaccination rates

April 28, 2011

Source: Vaccine, 27 April 2011, Article in Press, Uncorrected Proof

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Background: Influenza A (H1N1) vaccination has been recommended for all frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) in the UK since October 2009, to protect individuals and their patients from infection. Understanding the factors influencing vaccine uptake by HCW may improve future vaccination programmes in current and subsequent years. Conclusions: Vaccine uptake may be increased by addressing HCW knowledge and attitudes and access to vaccine. Future vaccination programmes should include targeted education and vaccine delivery, at the convenience of staff, and in their own department.

Length of publication: Unknown


Principles and practice of vaccination

April 26, 2011

Source: Practice Nursing, 22(4): 190 – 194 (Apr 2011)

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Adrienne Willcox explains why practice nurses need an understanding of the principles of immunisation and the practices involved.

Length of publication: 4-page article.


Attitudes towards human papillomavirus vaccination: a qualitative study of vaccinated and unvaccinated girls aged 17-18 years.

April 13, 2011

Source: The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 2011 Jan; 37(1): 22-5.

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Date of publication: January 2011

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Background and methodology: This study explored knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) and attitudes towards HPV vaccination among girls who were part of the ‘catch-up’ vaccination programme.  The study found that understanding of HPV was poor, despite participants having been offered the vaccine. School-based interventions might be a useful supplement to leaflets, and should focus on improving knowledge of HPV and awareness of the purpose of HPV vaccination.

Length of publication: 4-page article


Further dissemination

April 13, 2011

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