This study was done to explore issues in relation to influenza vaccination among people aged less than 65 years of age with high-risk factors.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigators

Iqbal Hasan, Mark Harris, Vanessa Traynor

Rationale

In Australia, 42% of the adults aged less than 65 years with high-risk factors are currently being vaccinated against influenza compared to 79% of adults aged 65 and over. This indicates a considerable scope for improvement in the vaccination rates among the under 65 high-risk groups. This study was done to explore issues in relation to influenza vaccination among people aged less than 65 years of age with high-risk factors.

Aim

To explore the barriers to influenza vaccination among under 65 high-risk groups. Strategies to overcome those barriers had also been explored.

Design and Method

Qualitative (GP & Practice Nurse Focus Group Discussion)

Key Publications

Hasan I. Harris M. Traynor V. Barriers and facilitators to influenza vaccination among high-risk groups aged less than 65 years - views from general practitioners and practice nurses. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2007; 31(6):558-61.

Contact

Nicholas Zwar Email: n.zwar@unsw.edu.au

Key Partners

National Institute of Clincial Studies

Funding

National Institute of Clincial Studies

Project lead centre
GP Unit
Project stream
Prevention and Management of Long Term Conditions
Project start date
2005
Project end date
2006