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Table 3 Community pharmacists attitudes items towards immunization

From: Exploring determinants of community pharmacist-led influenza vaccination in a Middle Eastern country: a national web-based cross-sectional study

   Strongly disagree/disagree Neutral Strongly agree/agree
   n (%) n (%) n (%)
Attitudes towards immunization
 A1 I think that the provision of influenza immunization to adults, as it is currently done, is adequate 167 (40.5%) 56 (13.6%) 189 (45.9%)
 A2 I think it is important that adults receive all vaccines recommended by Health authorities including influenza vaccine 7 (1.7%) 22 (5.3%) 383 (92.9%)
 A3 I think that increasing the proportion of the population including adults who receive recommended immunizations (flu shot) is important 14 (3.4%) 31 (7.5%) 367 (89.1%)
 A4 I think that natural infection or a healthy lifestyle is effective alternatives to vaccines. (R) 252 (61.2%) 76 (18.4%) 84 (20.4%)
 A5 I think that vaccines produce more health benefits than health risks 22 (5.4%) 15 (3.6%) 375 (90.1%)
Attitudes towards providing influenza vaccination by pharmacists
 A6 I think pharmacists have good knowledge of influenza vaccines and their indications and contraindications 39 (9.5%) 70 (17%) 303 (73.5%)
 A7 I think that community pharmacists received adequate teaching/training about influenza vaccine administration during their pharmacy training 126 (30.6%) 76 (18.4%) 210 (51.0%)
 A8 I think community pharmacists are easily accessible to the community (hours of availability, geographical distribution….) especially to adults to administer recommended vaccines 193 (46.8%) 16 (3.9%) 371 (90.1%)
 A9 I think that providing vaccination through community pharmacy will improve the overall rate of vaccination among adults and especially in elderly 21 (5.1%) 29 (7%) 362 (87.8%)
 A10 If pharmacists were permitted to immunize, most adults would feel comfortable receiving their recommended vaccinations from a pharmacist 21 (5.1%) 47 (11.4%) 244 (82.6%)
 A11 I think community pharmacists can play an important role in advertising and promoting vaccination 12 (2.9%) 7 (1.7%) 393 (95.2%)
 A12 I think that pharmacists should be permitted to expand their practice to include the administration of recommended adult vaccines 28 (6.8%) 35 (8.5%) 349 (91.4%)
 A13 I think that allowing pharmacists to vaccinate can reduce costs of vaccination paid by patients which would be the main determining factor of "if patients will choose to receive a vaccine from a pharmacist" 3 (0.7%) 34 (8.3%) 323 (87.3%)