This study was undertaken to determine an accurate vaccination rate and identify factors influencing nonvaccination in a meningoccocal vaccination compaign on a Connecticut university campus in May 1993.
Vaccination and student data were merged to determine demographic factors associated with nonvaccination.
A case-control study examined reasons for nonvaccination.
The estimated vaccination rate for students returning to the campus was 93%. Lower rates occurred among older students, students living off campus, graduate and nondegree students, and married students.
Perceived poor access to the vaccination center was the strongest predictor of nonvaccination.
Higher vaccination rats may be achieved by specifically targeting students who live off campus and by providing multiple vaccination sites with extended hours.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méningococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Campagne de masse, Programme sanitaire, Vaccination, Prévention, Adulte jeune, Homme, Milieu universitaire, Participation, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Meningococcal disease, Bacteriosis, Infection, Mass campaign, Sanitary program, Vaccination, Prevention, Young adult, Human, University environment, Participation, Connecticut, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B05B02I. Création : 10/04/1997.