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Article: Determinants of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Hong Kong

TitleDeterminants of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsH1N1
Hong Kong
Influenza
Pregnancy
Vaccination
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1092-7875
Citation
Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2013, v. 17 n. 1, p. 23-32 How to Cite?
AbstractDuring the 2009-2010 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic, pregnant women infected with the virus experienced excess morbidity and mortality when compared with other groups. Once a vaccine was available, pregnant women were a priority group for vaccination. Only a few studies have reported on the uptake of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine among pregnant women during the pandemic and none were from Asia. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine uptake among pregnant women in Hong Kong. Using a multi-center, cross-sectional design, we recruited 549 postpartum women from four post-natal wards in Hong Kong over a 4-month period during the second wave of the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in the winter and spring of 2010. Only 6.2% (n = 34) of participants had received the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine and 4.9% (n = 27) had received the seasonal influenza vaccine. The most common reasons for not receiving the 2009 A/H1N1 vaccine were fear of causing harm to themselves or their fetus. A high knowledge level (OR = 19.06; 95% CI 5.55, 65.48), more positive attitudes (OR = 3.52; 95% CI 1.37, 9.07), and having a family member who had the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine (OR = 7.69; 95% CI 2.92, 20.19) were independently and positively associated with vaccination. Study results show an unacceptably low uptake of the pandemic A/H1N1 influenza vaccine among pregnant women in Hong Kong. Interventions to increase influenza vaccine knowledge and uptake among this group should be a priority for future pandemic planning and seasonal vaccination campaigns.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149168
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.917
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.197
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dc.contributor.authorTarrant, AMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWu, KMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, CYSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-22T06:27:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-22T06:27:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMaternal and Child Health Journal, 2013, v. 17 n. 1, p. 23-32en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1092-7875en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149168-
dc.description.abstractDuring the 2009-2010 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic, pregnant women infected with the virus experienced excess morbidity and mortality when compared with other groups. Once a vaccine was available, pregnant women were a priority group for vaccination. Only a few studies have reported on the uptake of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine among pregnant women during the pandemic and none were from Asia. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine uptake among pregnant women in Hong Kong. Using a multi-center, cross-sectional design, we recruited 549 postpartum women from four post-natal wards in Hong Kong over a 4-month period during the second wave of the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in the winter and spring of 2010. Only 6.2% (n = 34) of participants had received the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine and 4.9% (n = 27) had received the seasonal influenza vaccine. The most common reasons for not receiving the 2009 A/H1N1 vaccine were fear of causing harm to themselves or their fetus. A high knowledge level (OR = 19.06; 95% CI 5.55, 65.48), more positive attitudes (OR = 3.52; 95% CI 1.37, 9.07), and having a family member who had the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccine (OR = 7.69; 95% CI 2.92, 20.19) were independently and positively associated with vaccination. Study results show an unacceptably low uptake of the pandemic A/H1N1 influenza vaccine among pregnant women in Hong Kong. Interventions to increase influenza vaccine knowledge and uptake among this group should be a priority for future pandemic planning and seasonal vaccination campaigns.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1092-7875en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMaternal and Child Health Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectH1N1en_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectInfluenzaen_HK
dc.subjectPregnancyen_HK
dc.subjectVaccinationen_HK
dc.titleDeterminants of 2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination among pregnant women in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTarrant, AM: tarrantm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWu, KM: kendrawu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYuen, CYS: carol_iou@hotmail.com-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, KL: klwong93@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, HS: chanvin@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10995-011-0943-1en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid22297574-
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000314282500005-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWu, KM=36151664200en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTarrant, M=7004340118en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike10320272-

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