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We conducted a population telephone survey in Hong Kong during the second wave of influenza A/H7N9 outbreak in 2014. Among the respondents, 50.5% of the respondents would like to accept A/H7N9 vaccination in future. Respondents had poor knowledge of A/H7N9 influenza and vaccines. More than 60% of respondents mixed up seasonal influenza this year and A/H7N9 influenza. Results show that socio-demographic factors were all independent of the vaccine uptake willingness while anxiety level and vaccine history were the main affecting factors. Vaccine promotion strategies may focus on influenza knowledge, attitude and behavior.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.07.046

Type

Journal article

Journal

Vaccine

Publication Date

11/09/2015

Volume

33

Pages

4737 - 4740

Keywords

A/H7N9, Hong Kong, Influenza, Pandemic preparedness, Vaccine, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Cross-Sectional Studies, Disease Outbreaks, Female, Hong Kong, Humans, Influenza A Virus, H7N9 Subtype, Influenza Vaccines, Influenza, Human, Interviews as Topic, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Vaccination, Young Adult