Journal article

Improving Influenza Vaccination in Children With Comorbidities: A Systematic Review

Daniel A Norman, Rosanne Barnes, Rebecca Pavlos, Mejbah Bhuiyan, Kefyalew Addis Alene, Margie Danchin, Holly Seale, Hannah C Moore, Christopher C Blyth



CONTEXT: Children with medical comorbidities are at greater risk for severe influenza and poorer clinical outcomes. Despite recommendations and funding, influenza vaccine coverage remains inadequate in these children. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically review literature assessing interventions targeting influenza vaccine coverage in children with comorbidities and assess the impact on influenza vaccine coverage. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, and Web of Science databases were searched. STUDY SELECTION: Interventions targeting influenz..

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Funding Acknowledgements

No external funding was secured for this study. Prof Blyth is supported by a fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Dr Moore is supported by a Telethon Kids Institute Emerging Research Leader Fellowship. The other authors received no additional funding.