Journal article

Seasonal influenza vaccination for children with special risk medical conditions: Does policy meet practice?

Jane Tuckerman, Nigel W Crawford, Helen S Marshall

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: Ensuring children with special risk medical conditions (SRMC) are protected from influenza is important. The study objective was to describe influenza vaccination practices of medical professionals caring for children with SRMC and explore characteristics associated with a vaccine recommendation. METHODS: Design: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Treating paediatric specialists and general practitioners of children with confirmed SRMCs. Postal questionnaire administered from March to September 2018 (option for online response). Characteristics associated with providing a recommendation were explored using univariable and multivariable analyses. RESULTS: Overall response rate..

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