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Table 3 Knowledge about influenza and the influenza vaccine

From: An assessment of healthcare professionals’ knowledge about and attitude towards influenza vaccination in Freetown Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study

Statements Correct Incorrect
Q21. Health care professionals are less susceptible to influenza infections than other people 364 (51.6) 332 (47.6)a
Q22. Influenza is transmitted primarily by coughing and sneezing 614 (88.3)a 82 (11.7)
Q23. Influenza is more serious than a “common cold 608 (87.2)a 89 (12.6)
Q24. The signs and symptoms of influenza include fever, headache, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion, and aches and pains 620 (89.1)a 76 (10.9)
Q25. HCPs can spread influenza even when they are feeling well 311 (44.7)a 385 (55.3)
Q26. People with influenza can transmit the infection only after their symptoms appear 585 (84.3) 111 (15.7)a
Q27. Influenza is transmitted primarily by contact with blood and body fluids 454 (65.3) 241 (34.7)a
Q28. The flu shot contains live viruses that may cause some people to get influenza 526 (75.6) 170 (24.4)a
Q29. Influenza vaccination does not work in some persons, even if the vaccine has the right mix of viruses 427 (61.4)a 268 (38.5)
Q30. Adults with influenza commonly experience nausea and vomiting or diarrhoea 311 (44.7) 385 (55.3)a
Q31. Symptoms typically appear 8–10 days after a person is exposed to influenza 579 (83.2) 117 (16.8)a
  1. aCorrect statement