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    After a Canadian hospital's official influenza vaccination campaign concluded in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 influenza seasons, study nurses provided additional vaccination mobile cart hours and the added choice of an intradermal injection. An additional 2.1% of staff in the first and 1.4% in the second season were vaccinated during the study with 90-99% preferring the intradermal injection or having no preference. All 13 staff who attempted self-injection with the intradermal vaccine in 2012-2013 were successful on their first attempt. Offering alternatives to intramuscular vaccines may increase rates of vaccination.


    Laura Goodliffe, Brenda L Coleman, Allison J McGeer. Acceptance of intradermal inactivated influenza vaccines among hospital staff following 2 seasonal vaccination campaigns. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics. 2015;11(12):2827-30

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    PMID: 26378778

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