School-based programs can increase flu vaccinations

05/20/2008 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers say an elementary-school-based influenza immunization program offered in 2007-2008 was efficient and helped increase the number of students vaccinated against the flu to about 45%, compared to 15% to 30% achieved with a community-based program. One researcher said local public-private health care partnerships and infrastructure should be strengthened to implement and sustain a school-based approach.

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