Immunization during pregnancy: do healthcare workers recommend vaccination against influenza?

Published: 22 February 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/wg2kmmm3rz.1
Francesca Licata, Concetta Paola Pelullo, Emma Citrino, Aida Bianco, Giorgia Della Polla


The dataset was used in a cross-sectional study aimed to assess if Italian healthcare workers recommend Tdap vaccination to pregnant women and which attitudes influence their practices. This study took place between August 2021 and June 2022 in three regions of Southern Italy. An anonymous and self-administered questionnaire was distributed by a research team or sending it through a URL code via e-mail to gynecologists, midwives, general practiotioners. It was composed of five sections: (1) the first section collected information about the sociodemographic and professional characteristics; (2) the second section investigated general knowledge about vaccinations against influenza and COVID-19 during pregnancy, as well as about those vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs); (3) the third section measured attitudes towards immunization during pregnancy; (4) the fourth section explored pinvestigated HCWs’ immunization practices (i.e., advising and recommending pregnant people to get vaccinated against influenza) and strategies and interventions to potentially increase vaccination uptake during pregnancy; (5) the last section explored information sources, satisfaction with these sources, and the need for additional information about recommended vaccination during pregnancy.



Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Healthcare Practitioner, Vaccination