Patterns and determinants of influenza and pneumococcal immunisation among adults with chronic disease living in Queensland, Australia

Dower, Jo, Donald, Maria, Begum, Nelufa, Vlack, Sue and Ozolins, Ieva (2011) Patterns and determinants of influenza and pneumococcal immunisation among adults with chronic disease living in Queensland, Australia. Vaccine, 29 16: 3031-3037. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.01.116


Author Dower, Jo
Donald, Maria
Begum, Nelufa
Vlack, Sue
Ozolins, Ieva
Title Patterns and determinants of influenza and pneumococcal immunisation among adults with chronic disease living in Queensland, Australia
Journal name Vaccine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-410X
1873-2518
Publication date 2011-04-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.01.116
Volume 29
Issue 16
Start page 3031
End page 3037
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Using findings from a random, computer assisted telephone survey of households, this paper examines influenza and pneumococcal immunisation coverage and predictors of immunisation in 2203 adults with asthma, diabetes or a cardiovascular condition living in Queensland, Australia. 47% and 31% of high-risk persons were immunised against influenza and pnemococcus respectively. Immunisation coverage varied across chronic conditions and increased with age, being significantly higher for those aged 65 years and older and consequently eligible for free vaccination. Poor self reported health status was an independent predictor of pneumococcal vaccination status for people with asthma, diabetes or a cardiovascular condition; however it was only an independent predictor of influenza immunisation status for people with diabetes. Extending free vaccination to all people at risk may increase immunisation rates for younger people with a chronic condition
Keyword Immunisation
Chronic disease
At risk
Vaccination coverage
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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