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Influenza Vaccination Campaign during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of a Research and Teaching Hospital in Milan.
Perrone, Pier Mario; Biganzoli, Giacomo; Lecce, Maurizio; Campagnoli, Emanuela Maria; Castrofino, Ambra; Cinnirella, Andrea; Fornaro, Federica; Gallana, Claudia; Grosso, Francesca Maria; Maffeo, Manuel; Shishmintseva, Viktoriia; Pariani, Elena; Castaldi, Silvana.
  • Perrone PM; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Biganzoli G; Pharmacogenomics & Precision Therapeutics Master Degree, University of Milan, 20142 Milan, Italy.
  • Lecce M; Quality Unit Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda OMP, 20122 Milan, Italy.
  • Campagnoli EM; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Castrofino A; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Cinnirella A; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Fornaro F; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Gallana C; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Grosso FM; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Maffeo M; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Shishmintseva V; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Pariani E; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
  • Castaldi S; Department Biomedical Sciences for Health, Postgraduate School in Public Health, University of Milano, 20136 Milan, Italy.
Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 18(11)2021 May 30.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1256528
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ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever, optimal influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare workers (HCWs) is crucial to avoid absenteeism and disruption of health services, as well as in-hospital influenza outbreaks. The aim of this study is to analyze the 2020 influenza vaccination campaign, comparing it with the previous year's in a research and teaching hospital in Northern Italy.

METHODS:

adopting an approach based on combined strategies, three interventions were deployed a promotional and educational campaign, vaccination delivery through both ad hoc and on-site ambulatories, and a gaming strategy. Personal data and professional categories were collected and analyzed using univariate logistic regression. Vaccinated HCWs were asked to fill in a questionnaire to describe their reasons for vaccination adherence.

RESULTS:

the vaccination coverage rate (VCR) was 43.1%, compared to 21.5% in 2019. The highest increase was registered among administrative staff (308.3%), while physicians represent the most vaccinated category (n = 600). Moreover, residents (prevalence ratio (PR) 1.12; 95% CI 1.04-1.20), as well as intensive care (PR 1.44; 95% CI 1.24-1.69) and newborn workers (PR 1.41; 95% CI 1.20-1.65) were, respectively, the categories most frequently vaccinated for the first time.

CONCLUSION:

the significant increase in vaccination coverage rate confirms the suitability of the combined strategy of delivering the flu vaccination campaign and represents a first step towards reaching WHO recommended vaccination rates.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Influenza Vaccines / Influenza, Human / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Vaccines Limits: Humans / Infant, Newborn Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ijerph18115874

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Influenza Vaccines / Influenza, Human / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Randomized controlled trials Topics: Vaccines Limits: Humans / Infant, Newborn Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ijerph18115874