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Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in dialysis patients in a London district general hospital.

Wilmore, SM; Philip, KE; Cambiano, V; Bretherton, CP; Harborne, JE; Sharma, A; Jayasena, SD; (2014) Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in dialysis patients in a London district general hospital. Clin Kidney J , 7 (1) 27 - 32. 10.1093/ckj/sft138. Green open access

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Abstract

Patients on dialysis mount reduced immune responses compared with the general population. The Department of Health advises that these patients receive influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations at regular intervals-once yearly and every five years, respectively. This article investigates the uptake of these vaccinations in this patient population and seeks to examine factors that may influence vaccination status such as patient's language and presence of a general practitioner (GP) electronic vaccination reminder system. It also explores preferred site of vaccination for patients and GPs as these are primary care vaccinations yet patients have more frequent contact with their dialysis unit than their GP, blurring the boundaries between primary and specialized care.

Type: Article
Title: Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in dialysis patients in a London district general hospital.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/ckj/sft138
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sft138
Additional information: © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of ERA-EDTA. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-nc/3.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com PMCID: PMC3901040
Keywords: dialysis, flu, influenza, pneumococcus, vaccination
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1433306
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