Attitudes, Intentions, and Barriers Toward Influenza Vaccination Among Pregnant Korean Women.

Journal Article

Following our study of attitudes, barriers, and intentions concerning the influenza vaccination among pregnant women in South Korea, we discovered that women displaying a more positive attitude toward the influenza vaccination were more likely to receive it during their pregnancy. We also found that attitudes toward vaccination were more positive among vaccinated pregnant women than among those who were unvaccinated. Furthermore, women showed a greater intention to get vaccinated if a clinician, rather than friends, recommended it. The major perceived barriers to receiving an influenza vaccination were being pregnant, fearing harm to the baby, feeling healthy, and thinking it is unnecessary.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kang, HS; De Gagne, JC; Kim, J-H

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1026 - 1038

PubMed ID

  • 25061824

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399332.2014.942903

Language

  • eng