Effectiveness of recall systems for improving influenza vaccination coverage in children with oncohematological malignancies

Valerio Cecinati, Susanna Esposito, Barbara Scicchitano, Giovanni Carlo Delvecchio, Doriana Amato, Claudio Pelucchi, Momcilo Jankovic, Domenico De Mattia, Nicola Principi

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Abstract

In order to verify whether a telephone recall system directly managed by the pediatricians who usually follow up the children for their cancer, with influenza vaccine administered in the oncological clinic, is more effective than an anonymous recall system, 205 children with oncohematological malignancies were randomized to one of three intervention strategies for increasing influenza vaccination coverage. The results showed that all of the strategies were useful in increasing influenza vaccination coverage, but the efficacy of recall was optimal only in the children who had completed chemotherapy since less than six months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalHuman Vaccines
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Children
  • Infections
  • Influenza
  • Influenza vaccination
  • Prevention
  • Vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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