Opportunities to improve influenza vaccination rates in general medical inpatients

Farzana Y. Zaman, Vathy Nagalingam, Chloe Wong, Yin Li Khu, Hui Wen G. Teng, Jyotsna Janardan, Edward Ritchie, Allen C. Cheng, Ar Kar Aung

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Abstract

Influenza vaccination is an important preventative health measure. A significant proportion of general medical inpatients meets indications for annual inactivated influenza vaccination (IIV), as recommended by the Australian National Immunisation Programme. This study explores opportunities to provide IIV to eligible general medical inpatients and associated barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-665
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • influenza
  • inpatient
  • prevention
  • quality improvement
  • vaccination

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