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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors (KAB) of Influenza Vaccination in China: A Cross-Sectional Study in 2017/2018

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-Warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China
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WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam 852, Hong Kong, China
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Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
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Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China
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Jingzhou City Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jingzhou 434000, China
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National Institute of Parasitic Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health, National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases, Ministry of Science and Technology, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, Shanghai 200025, China
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State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China
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Vaccines 2020, 8(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8010007
Received: 3 November 2019 / Revised: 12 December 2019 / Accepted: 17 December 2019 / Published: 26 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Influenza Virus Vaccines)
Background: This study aimed to estimate influenza-like illness (ILI) prevalence, influenza-related healthcare seeking behaviors, and willingness for vaccination. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study based on a random dialing telephone survey was conducted from October 2017 through March 2018 to assess influenza-like illness prevalence and vaccination willingness among different demographic groups. Results: 10,045 individuals were enrolled and completed the survey. A total of 2834 individuals (28%) self-reported that they have suffered from influenza-like illness, especially children under 15 years of age. Overall willingness for influenza vaccination in the 2018/2019 influenza season was 45% and was positively associated with higher education level, recommendation from doctors, cost-free vaccination, and vaccination campaigns with employers’ support. Hospitalization and seeking medicine from pharmacies was less frequent in urban locations. People under 15 and over 60 years of age sought medical service more frequently. Conclusions: ILI prevalence differed significantly by age and geographical location/population density. Vaccination policy for motivating key populations at highest risk to vaccinate should take into consideration the awareness-raising of vaccination benefits, barriers reduction of vaccination such as cost, and recommendation via healthcare professionals. View Full-Text
Keywords: knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB); influenza; influenza vaccine; vaccine willingness; telephone survey; China knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB); influenza; influenza vaccine; vaccine willingness; telephone survey; China
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Ren, X.; Geoffroy, E.; Tian, K.; Wang, L.; Feng, L.; Feng, J.; Qin, Y.; Wu, P.; Zhang, S.; Geng, M.; Zeng, L.; Yu, J.; Cowling, B.J.; Li, Z. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors (KAB) of Influenza Vaccination in China: A Cross-Sectional Study in 2017/2018. Vaccines 2020, 8, 7.

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