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Table 1 Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare workers, and their reasons for undergoing influenza vaccination or not.

From: Influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in a multidisciplinary University hospital in Italy

Questions and answers Overall results
(No. = 2,143)
Medicine
(No.= 895)
Surgery
(No.= 415)
Emergency
(No.= 335)
Services
(No.= 498)
Did you receive influenza vaccination this year?      
   Yes 432 (20.2) 175 (19.6) 101 (24.3)* 59 (17.6) 97 (19.4)
Who gave you influenza vaccination this year?      
   The hospital prevention service 354/432 (81.9) 141/175 (80.6) 82/101 (81.2) 49/59 (83.0) 82/97 (84.5)
   A vaccination center near my Home 13/432 (3.0) 6/175 (3.4) 3/101 (3.0) 1/59 (1.7) 3/97 (3.1)
   Medical friends 65/432 (15.1) 28/175 (16.0) 16/101 (15.8) 9/59 (15.3) 12/97 (12.4)
Why do you undergo influenza vaccination?      
   Because I am a HCW 40/432 (9.3) 15/175 (8.5) 8/101 (7.9) 7/59 (11.9) 10/97 (10.3)
   Because I am afraid of transmitting influenza to my patients 152/432 (35.2) 63/175 (36.0) 36/101 (35.6) 20/59 (33.9) 33/97 (34.0)
   Because I am afraid of transmitting influenza to my family 147/432 (34.0) 61/175 (34.9) 33/101 (32.7) 20/59 (33.9) 33/97 (34.0)
   Because I am elderly and/or have have a chronic disease 93/432 (21.5) 36/175 (20.6) 24/101 (23.8) 12/59 (20.3) 21/97 (21.6)
Why do not you undergo influenza vaccination?      
   I am not afraid of influenza 775/1,711 (45.3) 329/720 (45.6) 139/314 (44.2) 128/276 (46.4) 179/401 (44.6)
   I am concerned about vaccine Efficacy 511/1,711 (29.9) 211/720 (29.3) 101/314 (32.2) 80/276 (29.0) 119/401 (29.7)
   I am concerned about side effects 240/1,711 (14.0) 101/720 (14.0) 43/314 (13.7) 39/276 (14.1) 57/401 (14.2)
   Forgetfulness 145/1,711 (8.5) 61/720 (8.5) 25/314 (8.0) 23/276 (8.3) 36/401 (9.0)
   I am against vaccinations 40/1,711 (2.3) 18/720 (2.5) 6/314 (1.9) 6/276 (2.2) 10/401 (2.5)
Have you ever received influenza vaccination before this winter season?      
   Yes 643 (30.0) 264 (29.5) 141 (33.9) 96 (28.7) 142 (28.5)
Where/from whom would you like to receive influenza vaccination?      
   From hospital prevention service 1,165 (54.4) 430 (48.1)°^ 240 (57.8) 196 (58.5) 299 (60.0)
   On the ward where I work 616 (28.8) 301 (33.6)° 110 (26.5) 89 (26.6) 116 (23.3)
   At the vaccination center near my Home 138 (6.4) 55 (6.1) 29 (7.0) 21 (6.2) 33 (6.7)
   From medical friends 146 (6.8) 75 (8.4) 20 (4.8) 20 (6.0) 31 (6.2)
   I do not want to be vaccinated 78 (3.6) 34 (3.8) 16 (3.9) 9 (2.7) 19 (3.8)
  1. Only one answer could be given to each question. Percentages in parentheses. HCW = healthcare worker. *p < 0.05 vs Emergency Department; ^p < 0.05 vs Surgery and Emergency Departments; °p < 0.0001 vs Services Department; there were no other significant differences. Only one answer could be given to each question.