Factors associated with increased vaccination in 2009 H1N1 school-located influenza vaccination programs

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In the United States, school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) programs have increased significantly in recent years. In June 2010, the Office of Inspector General issued a report regarding 38 elementary school H1N1 SLIV programs conducted in 6 localities in November/December 2009. By locality, there was a mean of 14 to 46 first doses of vaccine administered per 100 students. The locality that conducted programs in early November had a higher uptake rate than localities with later programs (46 vs 21 per 100 students; P<.01). Among localities with programs in mid- to late-November, the locality with programs after school hours had a lower uptake rate than the two localities with programs during school hours (16 vs 28, P=.05, and 16 vs 30, P<.01, respectively). These data suggest that future SLIV programs may achieve higher uptake rates if conducted during school hours with advance parental consent and when parental demand is highest.

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864 - 867
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10.4161/hv.7.8.16281
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Factors associated with increased vaccination in 2009 H1N1 school-located influenza vaccination programs