Journal article

National predictors of influenza vaccine uptake in pregnancy: the FluMum prospective cohort study, Australia, 2012-2015

Lisa McHugh, Kerry-Ann F O'Grady, Terry Nolan, Peter C Richmond, Nicholas Wood, Helen S Marshall, Stephen B Lambert, Mark D Chatfield, Kirsten P Perrett, Paula Binks, Michael J Binks, Ross M Andrews

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Ascertain predictors of inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) uptake in pregnancy in mother-infant pairs from six Australian sites over four consecutive influenza seasons (2012-2015). METHODS: Prospective observational cohort study calculating proportions of unvaccinated and vaccinated pregnancies. Multivariable logistic regression calculating adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) to determine demographic, pregnancy and birth characteristics as predictors of IIV uptake in pregnancy. RESULTS: Uptake of IIV was 36% (n=3,651/9,878) with only 3-4% during the first trimester. Validation of IIV receipt was obtained for 77% of vaccinated participants. Predictors o..

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Awarded by NHMRC postgraduate scholarship


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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded via a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (APP 1020035). Lisa McHugh is funded through the NHMRC Council Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE APP1116530) as an APPRISE Research Fellow. During the project, Kerry-Ann O'Grady was supported by NHMRC Early Career and Career Development Fellowships (490338 and APP1045157). Helen Marshall is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship APP1155066, Nicholas Wood is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship APP1142783, Kirsten Perrett is supported by a Melbourne Children's Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Paula Binks is supported by an NHMRC postgraduate scholarship (APP1190983). Michael Binks is funded by an NHMRC `Hot North' Career Development Fellowship (GNT 1131932).