Provision of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to injection drug users at a syringe exchange.

@article{Stancliff2000ProvisionOI,
  title={Provision of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to injection drug users at a syringe exchange.},
  author={Sharon Stancliff and Nadim Salomon and David C. Perlman and P. C. Russell},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={263-5}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, acceptance, and utility of administering influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to active injection drug users at a syringe exchange program (SEP) in New York City. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines were offered for 1 month. Data on demographics, health status, vaccine awareness, and prior vaccination status were collected using a staff-administered questionnaire. Of 199 participants interviewed 167 (86%) agreed to one or both… CONTINUE READING