Vol - 28, Issue - 02
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-09-02-2021-756
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Abstract : Primary healthcare workers are at increased risk of contracting influenza virus due to nature of thier work. Thus immunization against influenza virus is essential. Yet influenza uptake among healthcare workers is still low. The aim of this study is to assess motivations, barriers and attitude towards influenza vaccintion. This a cross sectional study that was carried out on 351 primary healthcare phyiscians using a self-answered quiestionnaire designed by oxford university to assess phtisican assess motivations, barriers and attitude towards influenza vaccination. Total of 264 responded and filled questioannare representing (92.6%) of priamary healthcare doctors working in ministry of health in kingdom of Bahrain. They key findings results: More than half (53.4%) of physicians were vaccinated, most frequently reported motives were protection of self (89.9%), protection of relatives (84.9%), while the most common barriers towards influenza vaccination were the preference to use another barrier protection in order not to transmit influenza (47. 4%). With regards to female healthcare workers (78.9%) of primary care physicians were not vaccinated during their pregnancy. These findings may provide useful information’ for immunization campaign teams who are able to tailor strategies to reach targeted groups and in turn reduce the morbidiy and mortality associated with influenza virus infection.

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