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Programmatic Factors Related to Smallpox Vaccine Uptake by Healthcare Workers and Others

  • Megan C. Lindley (a1), Pascale M. Wortley (a1), Carla A. Winston (a1) and Benjamin Schwartz (a2)
Abstract

We surveyed program coordinators at 106 hospitals and health departments that participated in the National Smallpox Vaccination Program to ascertain how program-level factors affected the rate of smallpox vaccine uptake by staff. In a fully adjusted multivariate model, health departments achieved significantly higher vaccination rates than did hospitals, as did facilities that invited fewer employees to be vaccinated.

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Immunization Services Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-52, Atlanta, GA 30333 (MLindley@cdc.gov)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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