Attitudes and behavior of health care personnel regarding influenza vaccination

Eur J Epidemiol. 1994 Feb;10(1):63-8. doi: 10.1007/BF01717454.


This paper reports the results of a study conducted by the Italian Association for Immune-Prophylaxis Promotion (AIP.I) with the aim of surveying the attitudes and perceptions of Italian health care workers regarding the use and efficacy of influenza vaccine. The results clearly show that a high proportion of the questioned health care workers showed a general lack of concern about the severity of the disease. Doubts about vaccine efficacy and fear of post-vaccination side effects were also observed to have an important influence on the vaccination acceptance rates. These data underline the need for a systematic education program to provide influenza vaccination within the public and private health-care sectors in Italy.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Behavior*
  • Clinical Competence / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Personnel / psychology*
  • Health Personnel / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines*
  • Italy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vaccination / psychology
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data


  • Influenza Vaccines