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Predicting intention to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination using Protection Motivation Theory.

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Summary of "Predicting intention to receive a seasonal influenza vaccination using Protection Motivation Theory."

Seasonal influenza vaccination rates are below the recommended targets, contributing to significant preventable harms. Protection Motivation Theory (PMT), a widely applied model of motivation to respond to threats, may provide some insights into strategies to increase the rate of vaccine uptake. Yet, previous research has omitted some of the proposed predictors of intention when applying this model to vaccination.

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Name: Social science & medicine (1982)
ISSN: 1873-5347
Pages: 87-92

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