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Influenza vaccination in pediatric EDs cost-effective

from Healio

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, said. more

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