Keywords

adults, immunization, school, vaccine

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-06-28

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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