Immunization practices and knowledge of vaccine contraindications among pediatric residents were assessed at five pediatric training facilities by surveying 227 pediatric residents.
Residents administer vaccines even in the presence of an afebrile minor illness.
They are less likely to vaccinate if a fever (<102°F) is present.
Only 57% of residents report administering vaccines at the 15-month well-child checks.
Many residents had difficulty recognizing true and false contraindications, though third-year residents did better than first-year residents.
Failure during residency to utilize 15-month well visits and ill visits in the presence of a fever and the lack of knowledge of true and false vaccine contraindications may be causes of missed opportunities to vaccinate among residents.
Immunization practices resulting in missed opportunities to vaccinate seen during during residency may influence later immunization practices.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pratique professionnelle, Vaccination, Interne(étudiant), Résident, Enquête, Contreindication, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, Connaissance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional practice, Vaccination, Resident(student), Resident, Survey, Counter indication, Child, Human, Infant, Knowledge
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0292899
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.