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Table 1 Characteristics of HCWs, self-reported vaccination history and opinion regarding the communication campaign; OPBG, 2013 (Number of participants: 191; number of respondents to each item are reported in brackets)

From: Promotion of influenza vaccination among health care workers: findings from a tertiary care children’s hospital in Italy

  Number %
Age group, years (n = 190)   
  < 35 74 39.0
 35-44 58 30.5
 45-54 46 24.2
  ≥ 55 12 6.3
Professional category (n = 191)   
 Nurse 109 57.0
 Physician 41 21.5
 Other HCWs 41 21.5
Type of ward (n = 191)   
 Intensive care 102 53.4
 Medical 56 29.3
 Surgical 33 17.3
Years of service (n = 190)   
  < 5 50 26.3
 5 – 10 57 30.0
  > 10 83 43.7
Ever vaccinated against influenza 68 35.6
If yes, year of first influenza vaccination (n = 68)   
  < 2008 15 22.1
2008-2011 49 72.1
  > 2011 4 5.8
If yes, adherence to annual revaccination (n = 68) 13 19.1
Exposure to at least one communication tool 144 75.4
Usefulness of communication campaign (n = 142)   
 Yes 93 65.5
 No 20 14.1
 Do not know 29 20.4
Key perceived message (n = 139)   
 Risk of influenza transmission to patients 64 46.0
 Vaccination is important/Influenza is dangerous 42 30.2
 Others 4 2.9
 Do not know 29 20.9
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