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

  • Emmanuel B. Walter (a1), Norma J. Allred (a2), Geeta K. Swamy (a3), Anne S. Hellkamp (a1) and Rowena J. Dolor (a1)...

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 Children's Primary Care Clinic, 4020 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704, (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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