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Low coverage of influenza vaccination among Chinese children aged 12-23 months: Prevalence and associated factors
Lau,Joseph T.F.1; Ng,Catalina S.M.2; Wu,Anise M.S.3; Ma,Yee Ling1; Lau,Mason M.C.1
2018-10-10
Source PublicationPLoS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
Volume13Issue:10
Abstract

This study aimed to investigate prevalence and associated factors of influenza vaccination (IV) among children aged 12-23 months. Our cross-sectional survey interviewed 489 parents of children aged 12-23 months anonymously at twelve maternal and child health centers in Hong Kong. Results showed that only 11.5% of the children had ever received IV (64.3% being subsidized). Adjusted for the child's age, significant factors of the children's IV included parental knowledge about governmental policy/recommendation (Adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 2.64, 95%CI = 1.09,6.40), knowledge about annual IV requirement (AOR = 2.30, 95%CI = 1.21,4.38), perceived safety-related barrier (AOR≥0.14, 95%CI = 0.06,0.33), cue to action (AOR = 7.79, 95%CI = 3.45,17.58), and subjective norm (AOR = 4.59, 95%CI = 2.34,9.00). IV prevalence of children aged 12-23 months remained low despite a subsidization scheme. The higher IV prevalence of older children reported by other studies suggested that parents postponed action. Promotion campaigns should shift emphases from cost reduction and mass media approaches to dissemination of knowledge about IV policy and safety, enhancement of health professionals' advice, and creation of supportive subjective norm.

KeywordParental Perspectives Population immunization
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0205561
URLView the original
Language英语
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000446921100108
PublisherPUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 1160 BATTERY STREET, STE 100, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111 USA
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorLau,Joseph T.F.
Affiliation1.Centre for Health Behaviours ResearchJockey Club School of Public Health and Primary CareFaculty of MedicineChinese University of Hong Kong,New Territories, Hong Kong,China
2.Department of Early Childhood EducationEducation University of Hong Kong,Taipo, New Territories, Hong Kong,China
3.Department of PsychologyFaculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Macau,Macao,Macao
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Lau,Joseph T.F.,Ng,Catalina S.M.,Wu,Anise M.S.,et al. Low coverage of influenza vaccination among Chinese children aged 12-23 months: Prevalence and associated factors[J]. PLoS ONE,2018,13(10).
APA Lau,Joseph T.F.,Ng,Catalina S.M.,Wu,Anise M.S.,Ma,Yee Ling,&Lau,Mason M.C..(2018).Low coverage of influenza vaccination among Chinese children aged 12-23 months: Prevalence and associated factors.PLoS ONE,13(10).
MLA Lau,Joseph T.F.,et al."Low coverage of influenza vaccination among Chinese children aged 12-23 months: Prevalence and associated factors".PLoS ONE 13.10(2018).
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