Immunization rates and vaccine beliefs among patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an opportunity for improvement.

@article{Wasan2014ImmunizationRA,
  title={Immunization rates and vaccine beliefs among patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an opportunity for improvement.},
  author={Sharmeel K. Wasan and Audrey H. Calderwood and Millie D. Long and Michael D. Kappelman and Robert S. Sandler and Francis A Farraye},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={246-50}
}
BACKGROUND Immunosuppressive agents used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can increase the risk for infections, several of which are preventable through vaccination. Our study aimed to describe vaccine utilization by immunosuppression status, examine reasons for vaccine refusal, and identify characteristics associated with lack of influenza… CONTINUE READING