IJMDC. 2022; 6(6): 882-890

Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review

Authors: Najd Alfouzan, Ahmed Almujil, Eyad Demyati, Shahad AlOtaiby.

ABSTRACT

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has adopted the guidelines and recommendations established by global health organizations and provides vaccination programs, both epidemic and seasonal, to all healthcare workers (HCWs). This article aimed at systemically reviewing the motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) among HCWs in GCC countries that would help in developing and finding an optimum strategy to increase the SIV uptake rate. Published literature about the SIV among HCWs in the GCC was recovered from PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, EMBASE, Scopus, and Directory of Open Access Journals databases. Only published articles between January 2000 and May 2020 were selected. A total of 182 studies were screened for eligibility. It was found that the availability of the vaccine free of charge and going to HCW units to administer the vaccines, in addition to campaigns and authority recommendation, showed a higher SIV uptake rate. Furthermore, targeted education with emphasis on the evidence-based medicine knowledge to show the effectiveness and safety of SIV and its value in protecting others and decreasing the burden of flu would impose a positive attitude toward SIV.

Keywords:
Keywords: Influenza vaccination, Healthcare workers, Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman


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Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review


Authors
Najd Alfouzan
Family Medicine & Public Health Department, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz University Hospital. Princess Noura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Almujil
Family Medicine & Public Health Department, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz University Hospital. Princess Noura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Eyad Demyati
Family Medicine & Public Health Department, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz University Hospital. Princess Noura University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Shahad AlOtaiby
Research Center, King Fahad Medical City, Central Second Health Cluster, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Shahad Alotaiby, Research Center, King Fahad Medical City, Central Second Health Cluster, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; shahody_90@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 Feb 2022
Accepted 05 Apr 2022
Published online 25 Apr 2022
Published in print 04 Jun 2022

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Alfouzan N, Almujil A, Demyati E, AlOtaiby S. Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. IJMDC. 2022; 6(6): 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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Alfouzan N, Almujil A, Demyati E, AlOtaiby S. Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=74298 [Access: August 18, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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Alfouzan N, Almujil A, Demyati E, AlOtaiby S. Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. IJMDC. 2022; 6(6): 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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Alfouzan N, Almujil A, Demyati E, AlOtaiby S. Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. IJMDC. (2022), [cited August 18, 2022]; 6(6): 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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Alfouzan, N., Almujil, . A., Demyati, . E. & AlOtaiby, . S. (2022) Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. IJMDC, 6 (6), 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


Turabian Style

Alfouzan, Najd, Ahmed Almujil, Eyad Demyati, and Shahad AlOtaiby. 2022. Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (6), 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


Chicago Style

Alfouzan, Najd, Ahmed Almujil, Eyad Demyati, and Shahad AlOtaiby. "Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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Alfouzan, Najd, Ahmed Almujil, Eyad Demyati, and Shahad AlOtaiby. "Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.6 (2022), 882-890. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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Alfouzan, N., Almujil, . A., Demyati, . E. & AlOtaiby, . S. (2022) Motivators and barriers for seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (6), 882-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1645083185


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