We compared the coverage achieved with either an age-based, free-of-charge vaccination program offering influenza vaccine alone or with pneumococcal vaccine with a restricted risk disease-based influenza vaccination program supplemented by set-funded immunization.
We also compared two means of informing the public, either using mailed personal reminders or through the mass media only.
Forty-one administrative districts with a total of 41500 persons aged 65 years or older participated in the study during three consecutive seasons from 1992 to 1994.
The average vaccination coverage achieved by the risk disease-based program was 2%, by the age-based program with mass media information, 52%, and by the age-based program with mailed personal reminders 82%. The availability offree-of-charge vaccines is thus not sufficient to ensure a high vaccination rate.
The effect of the personal reminders was restricted to the year they were sent.
The addition of pneumococcal vaccine to the age-based influenza vaccination program had little influence on the acceptance rate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Pneumococcie, Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Grippe, Virose, Vaccination, Stratégie, Information thérapeutique, Etude impact, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Finlande, Europe, Immunoprophylaxie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Pneumococcal infection, Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Influenza, Viral disease, Vaccination, Strategy, Therapeutic information, Impact study, Elderly, Human, Age, Finland, Europe, Immunoprophylaxis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0217049
Code Inist : 002A05C07. Création : 21/05/1997.