Influenza immunization in pregnancy: overcoming patient and health care provider barriers.

@article{Shavell2012InfluenzaII,
  title={Influenza immunization in pregnancy: overcoming patient and health care provider barriers.},
  author={Valerie I. Shavell and Michelle H Moniz and Bernard Gonik and Richard H. Beigi},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={207 3 Suppl},
  pages={S67-74}
}
Seasonal influenza imparts disproportionate morbidity and death to pregnant women. Immunization against influenza is the most effective intervention to mitigate the burden of influenza disease during pregnancy; nevertheless, immunization rates remain suboptimal in this patient population. Therefore, there is a clear need for strategies to optimize influenza vaccination among pregnant women. We reviewed potential patient and health care provider barriers to influenza immunization and propose… CONTINUE READING

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