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Am J Infect Control. 2010 Aug;38(6):489-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.04.210. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

Awareness of government seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination recommendations among targeted US adults: the role of provider interactions.

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  • 1RAND Corporation, Arlington 22202, VA, USA.


We present nationally representative estimates regarding awareness of government vaccination recommendations for seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza among US adults for whom such vaccinations are specifically recommended. We also show how awareness varies based on interactions with health care providers. Despite comprehensive media coverage of the H1N1 pandemic, awareness of government influenza vaccination recommendations among adults is low. Provider-based vaccination counseling may help increase adults' awareness of federal vaccination recommendations.

Copyright 2010 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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