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Influenza vaccination of staff in aged care facilities in the ACT: how can we improve the uptake of influenza vaccine?

Halliday, Linda; Thomson, Jennifer; Roberts, Leslee; Bowen, Shirley; Mead, Cathy

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Objective: To examine the self-reported uptake of influenza vaccine by staff in residential aged care facilities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and the factors influencing vaccine uptake by staff. Methods: Two confidential cross-sectional surveys were conducted in all (n=19) residential aged care facilities in the ACT in June 2000. An interview with directors of each facility collected information on the institutional policy and practices for influenza vaccination. An anonymous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88405
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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