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Randomized controlled trial of influenza vaccination versus referral for vaccination in the Emergency department. Is the Emergency Department an effective venue for vaccination for influenza? Does vaccination for influenza in the Emergency Department change the rates of influenza, influenza-like-illness or medical provider visits when compared with patient referred for vaccination in the community?
This study is a prospective randomized, controlled trial of influenza vaccination vs referral for influenza vaccination in the Emergency Department. Subjects are either offered vaccination or education regarding vaccination and a list of community providers. At a four-month follow up, rates of influenza, influenza-like illness and number of medical provider visits are determined.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Influenza Vaccination, Education and referral
University of Arizona
University of Arizona
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:25:05-0400
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Membrane glycoproteins from influenza viruses which are involved in hemagglutination, virus attachment, and envelope fusion. Fourteen distinct subtypes of HA glycoproteins and nine of NA glycoproteins have been identified from INFLUENZA A VIRUS; no subtypes have been identified for Influenza B or Influenza C viruses.
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