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Research Paper | Medicine | Saudi Arabia | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
Willingness of Healthcare Worker's to Recommend the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine to Diabetic Patients: A Cross - Sectional Survey in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Background: In Saudi Arabia, the acceptance of taking seasonal influenza vaccination among diabetic patients is relatively low. Studies in developed countries have shown that healthcare workers' (HCWs?) recommendations promote seasonal influenza vaccination. That makes the measurement of the level of HCWs? recommendation willingness is indispensable. Methods: A cross - sectional study carried out on 379 HCWs in Al Ahsa city. Study distributed a validated self - administered online questionnaire using snowball convenience sampling technique. Result: The obtained result statistically analyzed and the data presented in the form of graphs and table. Conclusion: In conclusion, this study showed a good attitude and perception (with a score of 3.7/5) of recommending the influenza vaccine among HCW in Al Ahsa governorate. Different factors were found to influence the recommendation of the vaccine including education, specialty, and job experience. For that reason, educational programs should be aimed to enhance the attitude and perception of HCW.
Keywords: Seasonal influenza vaccine; diabetes; healthcare worker; Saudi Arabia
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1031 - 1037