Awareness of government seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination recommendations among targeted US adults: the role of provider interactions

Am J Infect Control. 2010 Aug;38(6):489-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.04.210. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

Abstract

We present nationally representative estimates regarding awareness of government vaccination recommendations for seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza among US adults for whom such vaccinations are specifically recommended. We also show how awareness varies based on interactions with health care providers. Despite comprehensive media coverage of the H1N1 pandemic, awareness of government influenza vaccination recommendations among adults is low. Provider-based vaccination counseling may help increase adults' awareness of federal vaccination recommendations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Health Personnel
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype / immunology
  • Influenza Vaccines / immunology*
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
  • Middle Aged
  • United States
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Influenza Vaccines