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J Sch Nurs. 2012 Oct;28(5):344-51. Epub 2012 Jul 11.

Assessing the acceptability and feasibility of a school-located influenza vaccination program with third-party billing in elementary schools.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.

Abstract

This study qualitatively assesses the acceptability and feasibility of a school-located vaccination for influenza (SLIV) project that was conducted in New York State in 2009-2011, from the perspectives of project participants with different roles. Fourteen in-depth semistructured interviews with participating schools' personnel and the mass vaccinator were tape-recorded and transcribed. Interviewees were randomly selected from stratified lists and included five principals, five school nurses, two school administrators, and two lead personnel from the mass vaccinator. A content analysis of transcripts from the interviews was completed and several themes emerged. All participants generally found the SLIV project acceptable. School personnel and the vaccinator viewed the SLIV project process as feasible and beneficial. However, the vaccinator identified difficulties with third-party billing as a potential threat to sustainability.

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22786984
DOI:
10.1177/1059840512452667
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