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Influenza Vaccination of Household Contacts of Newborns: A Hospital‐Based Strategy to Increase Vaccination Rates

Emmanuel B. Walter , MD, MPH, Norma J. Allred , PhD, MSN, Geeta K. Swamy , MD, Anne S. Hellkamp , MS and Rowena J. Dolor , MD, MHS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. 10 (October 2010), pp. 1070-1073
DOI: 10.1086/656563
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/656563
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Abstract

We implemented a hospital‐based influenza vaccination program for household contacts of newborns. Among mothers not vaccinated prenatally, 44.7% were vaccinated through the program, as were 25.7% of fathers. A hospital‐based program provided opportunities for vaccination of household contacts of newborns, thereby facilitating better adherence to national vaccination guidelines.

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