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      'Out of two bad choices, I took the slightly better one': vaccination dilemmas for Scottish and Polish migrant women during the H1N1 influenza pandemic.

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          Pregnancy has been identified as a risk factor for complications from pandemic H1N1 influenza, and pregnant women were identified as a target group for vaccination in the UK in the 2009 pandemic. Poland took a more conservative approach, and did not offer vaccination to pregnant women. Poland accounts for the largest wave of recent migrants to the UK, many of whom are in their reproductive years and continue to participate actively in Polish healthcare systems after migration. The authors speculated that different national responses may shape differences in approaches to the vaccine between Scottish and Polish women. This study therefore aimed to assess how pregnant Polish migrants to Scotland weighed up the risks and benefits of the vaccine for pandemic H1N1 influenza in comparison with their Scottish counterparts.

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          Journal
          Public Health
          Public health
          1476-5616
          0033-3506
          Aug 2011
          : 125
          : 8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Directorate of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Lothian Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH13EG, UK. Judith.sim@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
          Article
          S0033-3506(11)00169-7
          10.1016/j.puhe.2011.05.005
          21802701
          Copyright © 2011 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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