Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 19126179
J Eval Clin Pract 2008 Aug;14(4):610-4
RATIONALE: Worldwide, experts in vaccinology have promoted the broad annual coverage of health care workers with the influenza vaccine. Furthermore, pertussis vaccination is now recommended for young adults and health care workers working with newborns.
AIM: To analyse the compliance with these guidelines among experts responsible for the development or dissemination of national immunization schedules.
METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a vaccinology workshop group of French experts, using a self-administered questionnaire.
RESULTS: Among 44 experts, the average rate of influenza vaccination was 69.5% (95% confidence interval, 61.6% to 77.3%) between the 2003/04 and 2005/06 flu seasons, whereas the rate of pertussis vaccination during this period was only 30%. The main reasons that the experts gave for not being vaccinated were a lack of time or simply not remembering to do so.
CONCLUSION: Experts had low coverage rates for influenza and pertussis vaccination. To improve these rates, a multifaceted intervention combining audit and feedback strategy with a vaccine day is planned.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19126179