Immunization

Vaccination attitudes and mobile readiness: A survey of expectant and new mothers.

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May 02, 2015

Sub-optimal vaccination coverage and recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases serve as a reminder that vaccine hesitancy remains a concern. ImmunizeCA, a new smartphone app to help track immunizations, may address several reasons for not vaccinating.

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Helping mothers to get the message about influenza: are texts the future for increased immunization?

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Feb 16, 2015

Pregnant women and children are at increased risk of severe influenza infections. Despite existing recommendations, uptake of influenza vaccine in these vulnerable groups remains low. Text message reminder-recalls are a feasible and scalable method for promoting influenza vaccination.

Electronic immunization registries in Latin America: progress and lessons learned.

Publication Date: 
Sep 12, 2014

Most of the current vaccination coverage monitoring in Latin America relies on aggregated data. Improved monitoring has been shown to result in better coverage.

A mobile-phone immunization record in Ontario: uptake and opportunities for improving public health.

Publication Date: 
Dec 10, 2014

A free iPhone app was designed to help parents in Ontario track their children's vaccination records. It was launched in the iTunes app store on 20 November 2012. There were 4867 downloads in the following 12 months. We observed that downloads of the app were correlated with media coverage.

Immunization education among family practice residency programs.

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Nov 06, 2003

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The dynamic nature of immunization schedules, shortages, and administration techniques makes keeping up to date with current national recommendations difficult and necessitates periodic evaluation of immunization teaching resources.

An overview of current and potential use of information and communication technologies for immunization promotion among adolescents.

Publication Date: 
Feb 26, 2014

Information and communication technologies (ICT), such as the Internet or mobile telephony, have become an important part of the life of today's adolescents and their main means of procuring information.

An evaluation of immunization education resources by family medicine residency directors.

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Nov 07, 2007

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Immunization is a rapidly evolving field, and teachers of family medicine are responsible for ensuring that they and their students are knowledgeable about the latest vaccine recommendations.

Text4Health: a qualitative evaluation of parental readiness for text message immunization reminders.

Publication Date: 
Nov 11, 2009

We conducted focus groups and individual interviews in a diverse population of parents to qualitatively explore preferences and readiness for text message immunization reminders. We used content analysis to review and independently code transcripts.

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