Influenza vaccination of household contacts of newborns: a hospital-based strategy to increase vaccination rates.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walter, EB; Allred, NJ; Swamy, GK; Hellkamp, AS; Dolor, RJ

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1070 - 1073

PubMed ID

  • 20804416

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/656563


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States