A mixed-methods study to identify factors associated with MenACWY vaccine uptake, barriers and motivations towards vaccination among undergraduate students

Kirsten M. A. Trayner*, Niall Anderson, J. Claire Cameron

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Abstract

Background: In response to an outbreak of severe meningococcal disease caused by serogroup W, the UK introduced the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) for adolescents and new university students as a control measure. Objective: To estimate MenACWY vaccine uptake and identify factors associated with uptake, barriers and motivations towards vaccination among university students. Design: Mixed methods including a cross-sectional survey, 7 interviews and 1 focus group. Setting: A Scottish university between April and May 2016. Methods: Inclusion criteria were

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-202
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Education Journal
Volume78
Issue number2
Early online date3 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • immunisation
  • meningococcal disease
  • Scotland
  • undergraduate students
  • vaccination
  • vaccine uptake
  • INVASIVE MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE
  • HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE
  • C CONJUGATE VACCINATION
  • UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS
  • NEISSERIA-MENINGITIDIS
  • HERD-IMMUNITY
  • CARRIAGE
  • IMMUNIZATION
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • ENGLAND

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