Physician attitudes toward the herpes zoster vaccination in South Korea

Tae Un Yang, Hee Jin Cheong, Won Suk Choi, Joon Young Song, Ji Yun Noh, Woo Joo Kim

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Abstract

vestigated Korean physician attitudes toward the herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine. A total of 400 physicians answered a self-reported questionnaire. Most physicians knew that HZ poses a significant socioeconomic burden and had good knowledge about HZ and its vaccine. Physicians who did not recommend HZ vaccine were concerned about costs (90.7%, 78/86) and doubted the effectiveness of the vaccine (58.1%, 50/86). Patient demand had a profound effect on physicians decisions; 84.9% (73/86) of them who said not recommending HZ vaccine reported that they would provide the vaccine upon patient request. In conclusion, educational initiatives should be targeted toward both physicians and patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Health surveys
  • Herpes zoster
  • Physician
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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    Yang, T. U., Cheong, H. J., Choi, W. S., Song, J. Y., Noh, J. Y., & Kim, W. J. (2014). Physician attitudes toward the herpes zoster vaccination in South Korea. Infection and Chemotherapy, 46(3), 194-198. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2014.46.3.194