ERIC Number: EJ1156044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Student and Faculty Perceptions about Mandatory Influenza Vaccinations on a Health Sciences Campus
Looper, Philip; George, David; Johnson, Eric J.; Conway, Susan E.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n7 p513-517 2017
Objective: To examine the perceptions among faculty and health professional students regarding mandatory vaccination policies on a health sciences campus. Participants: A total of 296 faculty and 244 students completed surveys during Fall 2015. Methods: The online survey administered to individuals who received the influenza vaccine during the fall 2015 influenza vaccination clinic season included five items evaluating perceptions of employer mandatory vaccination requirements. Results: Chi-square analysis indicated that although faculty and students agree mandatory vaccinations in a health care environment are appropriate, faculty are more likely than students to get vaccinated in the absence of a mandate. Additionally, a small fraction of faculty would consider employment elsewhere when facing this mandate. Conclusions: Overall, faculty and students had favorable perceptions about mandatory influenza vaccine policies. Since students were less likely to be vaccinated in the absence of a mandate, education of students should be improved to support the importance of vaccinations in a health care environment.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students, College Faculty, Immunization Programs, Health Promotion, Online Surveys, Clinics, Probability, Standards, School Policy, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
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