Feasibility of influenza immunization for inner-city children aged 6 to 23 months.

@article{Zimmerman2004FeasibilityOI,
  title={Feasibility of influenza immunization for inner-city children aged 6 to 23 months.},
  author={Richard Kent Zimmerman and Alejandro Hoberman and Mary Patricia Nowalk and Chyongchiou Jeng Lin and David P. Greenberg and Stuart T. Weinberg and Charles W Bemm and Bruce Block},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={397-403}
}
BACKGROUND Annual influenza-related hospitalization rates of children aged < 2 years in the United States are second only to those of the elderly. Yet no recommendations existed for vaccinating healthy children aged 6 to 23 months until 2002, when the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices encouraged influenza vaccination for them. This study tested the feasibility of vaccinating 6- to 23-month-old children against influenza and assessed the effect on timely receipt of other vaccines… CONTINUE READING