Focus group transcripts for Influenza vaccination hesitancy in large urban centers in South America. Qualitative analysis of confidence, complacency and convenience across risk groups

Miguel Ángel Gonzalez-Block, Blanca Estela Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Daniela Riva Knauth, Andréa Fachel- Leal, Yamila Comes, Pedro Crocco, Laura Noboa, Berenice Rodríguez-Zea, Mónica Ruoti, Sandra Patricia Díaz-Portillo & Elsa Sarti
Influenza vaccination coverage in countries of Latin America is low among priority risk groups, ranging from 5 to 75% among older people. This paper aims to describe and analyze the determinants of influenza vaccination hesitancy through the lens of the 3C model of confidence, complacency and convenience among middle-class, urban risk group populations in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, countries in South America with contrasting vaccination coverage. Focus groups were conducted among four risk groups:...
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