Presented by Dr. Rawan Abdelhaq
Supervised by Dr. Sarah Khan

Friday February 4, 2020 at 8 am in HSC-3A14

The study aims to understand influenza vaccine rates among healthcare providers in pediatric hospitals by identifying the main barriers to uptake, the motivators or facilitators of vaccine uptake, and to compare the methods used to encourage vaccine uptake across different pediatric sites.  This is important information to inform future vaccination strategy to effectively promote and increase vaccine uptake in hospital staff. We will do this by distributing two surveys; the first survey is for frontline staff to understand perceived knowledge, attitudes, barriers and facilitators to receiving influenza vaccine for health care providers at Canadian hospitals and the second survey is for occupational health or infection control hospital administrative leads to understand program identified barriers and facilitators for influenza vaccine uptake.

The objectives of this Research Roundtable are to:

  1. Identify the self-reported influenza vaccination uptake rate amongst front line staff at multiple Canadian hospitals.
  2. Compare the vaccine uptake rate between sites with high and low vaccine accessibility scores to identify successful methods of improving vaccination rates.
  3. Identify the personal barriers and facilitators to vaccine uptake in staff of children’s hospitals.