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Influenza Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 753164, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/753164
Research Article

Factors Affecting Medical Students’ Uptake of the 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine

1College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
2Unit of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health and Population Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Public Health Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

Received 21 April 2012; Accepted 26 July 2012

Academic Editor: Ian Barr

Copyright © 2012 Siang I. Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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