An Analysis Of Factors Contributing To Successful Implementation Of Flu Vaccine Programmes In Ireland

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George, Jeethumol
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Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Influenza epidemics result in higher hospitalization and medical costs, as well as higher labour absence and poorer productivity. Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way to protect people from contagious viruses when they make contact with them. This study focuses on the factors that contribute to the successful implementation of flu vaccine programmes among the Irish population. The study also focuses on to the perspective of Irish population towards flu vaccine as well as the situation in Ireland regarding the Flu. The study was conducted in Ireland’s capital, Dublin. OBJECTIVE: To outline the situation in Ireland with regard to Flu vaccinations, to identify the major determining factors for the effective implementation of flu vaccination programs among Irish citizens and to identify the perspective of Irish population towards flu vaccinations . METHODOLOGY: It is a cross-sectional quantitative study. The primary data was collected through the survey conducted with the help of a closed ended questionnaire. 185 people participated in the survey and their response to the questions were considered as the basis of this study. RESULTS: Result of the study found that the factors including Place to get vaccination, source of information, mandatory vaccination programmes, cost, time, safety issues etc plays a critical role successful implementation of flu vaccine programmes in Ireland. CONCLUSION: The vaccine coverage in the country can be improved by providing maximum education, awareness programmes and campaigns by tackling myths, hurdles, and misunderstandings of flu vaccination.