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Surveying a nationally representative internet-based panel to obtain timely estimates of influenza vaccination rates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19059447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied the feasibility of using an internet-based panel survey to obtain timely and accurate population-based data on influenza vaccination. We surveyed a nationally representative sample of US adults (n=3043) via the internet about use of influenza vaccination during the 2007-8 influenza vaccination season. We compared the internet-based rates to those from the 2004 and 2008 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). The internet-based rates were comparable to those from the NHIS and were obtained in less than six weeks following the end of influenza vaccination season. We conclude that an internet-based approach can yield accurate estimates of end-of-season influenza vaccination rates in time to support improved management of the subsequent season.
Katherine M Harris; Matthias Schonlau; Nicole Lurie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vaccine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0264-410X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vaccine     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-26     Completed Date:  2009-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406899     Medline TA:  Vaccine     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  815-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Health Services Research / methods*
Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage*
Influenza, Human / prevention & control*
Middle Aged
United States
Vaccination / utilization*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Influenza Vaccines

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