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Socioeconomic Status, Demographics, Beliefs and A(H1N1) Vaccine Uptake in the United States

EM Galarce; S Minsky; K Viswanath

July 1, 2011

(2011) 29(32), 5384-9.

In order to understand the reasons underlying the relatively low 2009-2010 A(H1N1) vaccination rates, the authors conducted an online survey of 1569 respondents drawn from a nationally representative sample of United States (U.S.) adults age 18, and older. Because prior research suggests that vaccination rates are especially low among some U.S. population subgroups, we oversampled participants from minority ethnic/racial groups and those living under the Federal Poverty Level. The results show that A(H1N1) vaccine uptake is associated with sociodemographic factors, A(H1N1)-related beliefs and seasonal vaccination.