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Intervention to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Brazil

  • Marta H. Lopes (a1), Ana M. C. Sartori (a2), Melissa Mascheretti (a2), Tania S. S. Chaves (a2), Rosa M. M. Andreoli (a2), Mariusa Basso (a3) and Antonio A. Barone (a1)...
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Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine. Av. Dr. Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar, 470; IMT-I, sala 4, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, CEP 05403 900 (mahlopes@usp.br)
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2. Ministério da Saúde / Secretaria de Vigilância em Saúde / Departamento de Vigilância Epidemiológica / Coordenação Geral do Programa Nacional de Imunizações. Campanha Nacional de Vacinação do Idoso: informetécnico, 2007 [in Portuguese]. Available at: http://portal.saude.gov.br/portal/arquivos/pdf/informe_tecnico_vacina_2007_idoso.pdf. Accessed October 7, 2007.
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
  • URL: /core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology
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