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Research Article

Attitudes of the General Public and General Practitioners in Five Countries towards Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Vaccines during Season 2009/2010

  • Patricia R. Blank mail,

    patricia.blank@ifspm.uzh.ch

    Affiliations: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Genevieve Bonnelye,

    Affiliation: Kantar Health, Montrouge, France

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  • Aurore Ducastel,

    Affiliation: Kantar Health, Montrouge, France

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  • Thomas D. Szucs

    Affiliation: Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045450

About the Authors

Patricia R. Blank
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical Economics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Patricia R. Blank, Thomas D. Szucs
Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Genevieve Bonnelye, Aurore Ducastel
Kantar Health, Montrouge, France

Corresponding Author

Email: patricia.blank@ifspm.uzh.ch

Competing Interests

The study was funded by Sanofi Pasteur (Lyon, France), who paid for the scientific writing. Kantar Health received funding from Sanofi Pasteur (Lyon, France). GB and AD are employees of Kantar Health. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors. TDS and PRB declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GB AD. Performed the experiments: GB AD. Analyzed the data: PRB GB AD TDS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PRB GB AD TDS. Wrote the paper: PRB TDS.