Factors Affecting Influenza Vaccination Rates among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Rize, Turkey.

OZYURT S. , KARA B. , Ozcelik N. , SAHIN U.

Turkish thoracic journal, vol.19, no.3, pp.122-126, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2018.17075
  • Title of Journal : Turkish thoracic journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-126


OBJECTIVES: Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are major components of COPD-related socioeconomic burden. Upper or lower respiratory tract infections, usually caused by respiratory viruses or bacteria, are common causes of AECOPD. Vaccination aganist influenza virus and Streptoccus pneumoniae, the most prevalent agents, is recommended by COPD guidelines. The aims of this study were to determine the factors affecting vaccination among patients with COPD and to assess the effect of vaccination status on AECOPD.