Despite the fact that influenza vaccination of hospital healthcare workers (HCWs) has been linked to lower patient mortality and morbidity, HCW vaccine coverage is low in France. Previous research has revealed the importance of vaccination effectiveness and safety perceptions, as well as practical difficulties. Researchers wanted to see if HCW attitudes regarding influenza vaccination were connected to occupational-related psycho-social problems and management views. An anonymous online questionnaire used previously validated scales to investigate nurses’ and nurse aides’ perceptions and behaviour regarding the influenza vaccine, as well as the perceived quality of professional management, perceived psychological contract breach, perceived workload, and compassion fatigue. Among the 791 responders, 28.6 percent had received vaccinations in the current year and 13.0 percent had received vaccinations in the previous year. On a 1–5 scale, vaccination intention for the next year was 1/5 for 68.5 percent and 5/5 for 15.4 percent of individuals who had not been vaccinated during the study year.

Positive influenza vaccination behavior/intention was favourably linked with management views and adversely correlated with emotions of a psychological contract breach and compassion fatigue. This good behavior/intention was linked with management perception irrespective of vaccination attitudes in a multivariate analysis. The tendency to get vaccinated appears to be significantly related to perceived working circumstances among nurses and nursing aides.