adults, immunization, school, vaccine
The purpose of this study was to explore public school employee perceptions regarding vaccinations. Employees from 1 urban school district in Utah responded to the School Employees' Perception of Immunizations Questionnaire. Lack of perceived efficacy was the most common explanation for lack of seasonal influenza vaccine. Being unsure of need was the most common reason participants were unvaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella. The most common reason for rejecting a mandatory vaccine policy was a perceived violation of personal freedoms. Nurse practitioners can positively influence the health of public school employees by ensuring they are properly vaccinated.
Original Publication Citation
Macintosh, J. L. B., Luthy, K. E., Merrill, K. C., Beckstrand, R. L., Eden, L. M., & Wright, E. L.*(2016). Vaccination perceptions of urban school employees. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(7), 438-444.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Macintosh, Janelle L. B.; Luthy, Karlen E.; Merrill, Katreena C.; Beckstrand, Renea L.; Eden, Lacey M.; and Wright, Emily L., "Vaccination Perceptions of Urban School Employees" (2016). Faculty Publications. 5198.
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