Healthcare workers' perceptions of mandatory vaccination: Results of an anonymous survey in a German University Hospital

Sabine Wicker, Georg Marckmann, Gregory A. Poland, Holger F. Rabenau

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Abstract

Despite decades of effort to encourage healthcare workers (HCWs) to be immunized, vaccination rates remain insufficient. Among German HCWs, 831 (68.4%) of 1,215 respondents supported mandatory vaccinations for HCWs in general. However, acceptance of mandatory vaccination varied significantly between physicians and nurses and also depended on the targeted disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1069
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Healthcare workers' perceptions of mandatory vaccination : Results of an anonymous survey in a German University Hospital. / Wicker, Sabine; Marckmann, Georg; Poland, Gregory A.; Rabenau, Holger F.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 31, No. 10, 10.2010, p. 1066-1069.

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Wicker, Sabine ; Marckmann, Georg ; Poland, Gregory A. ; Rabenau, Holger F. / Healthcare workers' perceptions of mandatory vaccination : Results of an anonymous survey in a German University Hospital. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2010 ; Vol. 31, No. 10. pp. 1066-1069.
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