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Uptake of influenza vaccination in pregnancy amongst Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a mixed-methods pilot study

O’Grady, Kerry-Ann F; Dunbar, Melissa; Medlin, Linda G; Hall, Kerry K; Toombs, Maree; Meiklejohn, Judith; McHugh, Lisa; Massey, Peter D; Creighton, Amy; Andrews, Ross M

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BACKGROUND Influenza infection during pregnancy causes significant morbidity and mortality. Immunisation against influenza is recommended during pregnancy in several countries however, there are limited data on vaccine uptake, and the determinants of vaccination, in pregnant Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander women. This study aimed to collect pilot data on vaccine uptake and attitudes towards, and perceptions of, maternal influenza vaccination in this population in order to inform...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38453
Source: BMC Research Notes
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1147-3

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