Safety and acceptability of pneumococcal vaccinations administered in nontraditional settings

Sarah D'Heilly, Wendy L. Bauman, Kristin L Nichol

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Abstract

Background: Concerns about the safety and acceptability of vaccine administration in nontraditional settings might leave patients and their providers reluctant to take advantage of nontraditional settings for immunizations. Methods: Elderly persons who received pneumococcal vaccinations in these settings were surveyed with a structured questionnaire. They were asked about local and systemic symptoms during the postvaccination week versus a comparison time period. Results: Of the 1136 people included in the convenience sample, 636 responded (56%). Systemic symptoms were generally at similar or lower rates for the postvaccination week versus the comparison week, although fever was more common during the postvaccination week (3% vs 0.3%: P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-268
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of infection control
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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