Perceptions and Attitudes of Patients About Adult Vaccination and Their Vaccination Status: Still a Long Way to Go?


ÖZIŞIK L. , ÇALIK BAŞARAN N. , ÖZ Ş. G. , SAİN GÜVEN G. , DURUSU TANRIÖVER M.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.23, pp.3178-3184, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.901856
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.3178-3184

Abstract

Background: Immunization is one of the most effective public health measures to prevent disease, but vaccination rates in adult populations still remain below the targets. Patient and physician attitudes about vaccination are important for adult vaccination. In this study, we aimed to determine patient attitudes and perceptions about vaccination and the vaccination coverage rates of adult patients in a university hospital in Turkey.