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Table 3 Knowledge concerning influenza vaccine (N = 468)

From: Influenza vaccination motivators among healthcare personnel in a large acute care hospital in Israel

  All Nurses Doctors Allied health professionals Others p-valuea OR for vaccination (95 % CI)
The most effective way to prevent influenza is vaccination
 Agree, n (%) 292 (62.4) 51 (54.8) 108 (89.3) 59 (48.8) 74 (55.6) <0.001 7.328 (4.778, 11.238)
 Disagree, n (%) 60 (12.8) 19 (20.4) 3 (2.5) 17 (14) 21 (15.8) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 116 (24.8) 23 (24.7) 10 (8.3) 45 (37.2) 38 (28.6)
Vaccine side effects can be more severe than the flu
 Agree, n (%) 93 (19.9) 30 (32.3) 12 (9.9) 23 (19) 28 (21.1) 0.001 0.348 (0.219, 0.554)
 Disagree, n (%) 269 (57.5) 42 (45.2) 98 (81) 67 (55.4) 62 (46.6) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 106 (22.6) 21 (22.6) 11 (9.1) 31 (25.6) 43 (32.3)
Vaccine can cause the flu
 Agree, n (%) 228 (48.7) 57 (61.3) 26 (21.5) 67 (55.4) 78 (58.6) <0.001 0.280 (0.186, 0.421)
 Disagree, n (%) 150 (32.1) 23 (24.7) 80 (66.1) 30 (24.8) 17 (12.8) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 90 (19.2) 13 (14) 15 (12.4) 24 (19.8) 38 (28.6)
Pregnant women should not get vaccinated
 Agree, n (%) 54 (11.5) 15 (16.1) 7 (5.8) 12 (9.9) 20 (15) 0.051 0.301 (0.168, 0.538)
 Disagree, n (%) 226 (48.3) 42 (45.2) 89 (73.6) 61 (50.4) 34 (25.6) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 188 (40.2) 36 (38.7) 25 (20.7) 48 (39.7) 79 (59.4)
People who had the flu don’t need to get vaccinated
 Agree, n (%) 4 (0.9) 1 (1.1) 1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 0.995 1.534 (0.158, 14.87)
 Disagree, n (%) 439 (93.8) 88 (94.6) 117 (96.7) 113 (93.4) 121 (91) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 25 (5.3) 4 (4.3) 3 (2.5) 7 (5.8) 11 (8.3)
  1. a p-value for association between survey item and profession