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Influenza Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 182565, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/182565
Research Article

Factors Affecting Acceptance and Intention to Receive Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 Vaccine among Primary School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study in Birmingham, UK

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

Received 20 April 2012; Accepted 19 June 2012

Academic Editor: Prasert Auewarakul

Copyright © 2012 Michaela Janks 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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