This practice improved their vaccination rates using strategies included in the 4 Pillars™ Immunization Toolkit.
Vaccination of Pregnant Women in the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Influenza vaccination coverage rates in pregnant women increased from 2.5% at baseline to 46.5%.
- A multi-specialty clinic that included 29 obstetricians who deliver about 2500 infants annually began a program to vaccinate against influenza during pregnancy.
- Vaccination was modeled by an immunization champion, the department chief.
- Educational updates were provided to obstetricians and staff.
- Standing orders were implemented for influenza vaccination in pregnancy.
- Regular vaccination rate feedback was provided at quarterly meetings.
Source: Improving Influenza Immunization in Pregnant Women and Healthcare Workers AM J Man Care 2010;16:209-216