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Table 2 Potential barriersa to receipt of the seasonal influenza vaccine

From: Attitudes and barriers associated with seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among public health students; a cross-sectional study

  n Mean (sd) % Agreement Rankb
Cost
 Vaccines are too expensive for me right now 78 1.58 (0.635) 7.7 8
Access
 I do not have time to get a flu vaccination 78 2.27 (0.963) 44.9 2
 I do not know where to receive a flu vaccination 74 1.57 (0.704) 9.5 6
Safety
 I believe that as a result of the flu shot I may actually get the flu 79 2.46 (1.023) 49.4 1
 I believe that vaccines may have dangerous side effects 79 2.05 (0.959) 30.4 3
Perceived Importance
 I was not informed that flu vaccines might be important 75 1.67 (0.741) 10.7 5
I do not believe I am in danger of contracting the flu 76 2.12 (0.879) 28.9 4
Other
 I do not believe in vaccines for religious or cultural reasons 77 1.52 (0.736) 9.1 7
  1. aBarriers were assessed on a Likert scale of agreement from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 4 (Strongly Agree) and ranked based on percentages of statement agreement (scores of 3–4)
  2. bRanked in order of percent of agreement with the referenced statements
  3. Note: This table represents responses of students who reported they did not receive the vaccine