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Influenza vaccination in pediatric EDs cost-effective

November 15, 2017

Administering immunization against influenza in pediatric ED settings to all eligible patients demonstrates cost-efficacy and can reduce the number of infections by 27 cases per 1,000, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.

“The ED may help increase coverage [of the influenza vaccine] specifically because it serves as a location where patients are already presenting for care, often for relatively low-acuity complaints and illnesses like ear infections and sports injuries,” Rebecca J. Hart, MD, from the division of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Louisville, said in an interview with Infectious Diseases in Children. “If lack of time is a significant barrier to parents obtaining the vaccine for their children, then eliminating the need to make a separate doctor or clinic visit to obtain the vaccine may be particularly helpful.”

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