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Statewide school-located influenza vaccination program for children 5-13 years of age, Hawaii, USA.

Effler PV, Chu C, He H, Gaynor K, Sakamoto S, Nagao M, Mendez L, Park SY - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2010)

Bottom Line: The proportion vaccinated peaked at 54% for those 6 years of age and declined for older cohorts.More than 90% of schoolchildren transited the clinic in <10 minutes.A total of 16,920 staff-hours were expended; estimated cost per dose administered was $27 and included vaccine purchase and administration, health staffing resources, printing costs, data management, and promotion.

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Affiliation: State of Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. paul.effl er@health.wa.gov.au

ABSTRACT
New guidance recommends annual influenza vaccination for all children 5-18 years of age in the United States. During 2007-2008, Hawaii offered inactivated and live attenuated influenza vaccine at school-located clinics for grades kindergarten through 8. Most (90%) public and private schools participated, and 622 clinics were conducted at 340 schools. Of 132,775 children 5-13 years of age, 60,760 (46%) were vaccinated. The proportion vaccinated peaked at 54% for those 6 years of age and declined for older cohorts. More than 90% of schoolchildren transited the clinic in <10 minutes. A total of 16,920 staff-hours were expended; estimated cost per dose administered was $27 and included vaccine purchase and administration, health staffing resources, printing costs, data management, and promotion. This program demonstrates the feasibility of conducting mass school-located influenza vaccination programs in public and private schools statewide, as might be indicated to respond to pandemic influenza.

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Vaccination rate ranking, by school (grades K–8), public and private schools, Hawaii, USA, 2007–08 influenza season. Black line indicates public schools ranked 1–208 (left to right); gray line indicates private schools ranked 1–83 (left to right). Vertical line indicates the median.
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Figure 3: Vaccination rate ranking, by school (grades K–8), public and private schools, Hawaii, USA, 2007–08 influenza season. Black line indicates public schools ranked 1–208 (left to right); gray line indicates private schools ranked 1–83 (left to right). Vertical line indicates the median.

Mentions: Grade-level enrollment data required for calculation of school-level participation rates were available for 291 (86%) of the 340 participating schools. The proportion of children vaccinated at individual schools ranged from 3% to 84% (Figure 3). However, the mean proportion of schoolchildren vaccinated was similar between the 208 public (43.4%; 95% CI 42.1%–44.7%) and 83 private (45.0%; 95% CI 41.5%–48.5%) schools. School size, as measured by the number of students in grades K–8, correlated poorly with vaccination coverage rates obtained at the school (correlation coefficient: –0.05, Figure 4).


Statewide school-located influenza vaccination program for children 5-13 years of age, Hawaii, USA.

Effler PV, Chu C, He H, Gaynor K, Sakamoto S, Nagao M, Mendez L, Park SY - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2010)

Vaccination rate ranking, by school (grades K–8), public and private schools, Hawaii, USA, 2007–08 influenza season. Black line indicates public schools ranked 1–208 (left to right); gray line indicates private schools ranked 1–83 (left to right). Vertical line indicates the median.
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Figure 3: Vaccination rate ranking, by school (grades K–8), public and private schools, Hawaii, USA, 2007–08 influenza season. Black line indicates public schools ranked 1–208 (left to right); gray line indicates private schools ranked 1–83 (left to right). Vertical line indicates the median.
Mentions: Grade-level enrollment data required for calculation of school-level participation rates were available for 291 (86%) of the 340 participating schools. The proportion of children vaccinated at individual schools ranged from 3% to 84% (Figure 3). However, the mean proportion of schoolchildren vaccinated was similar between the 208 public (43.4%; 95% CI 42.1%–44.7%) and 83 private (45.0%; 95% CI 41.5%–48.5%) schools. School size, as measured by the number of students in grades K–8, correlated poorly with vaccination coverage rates obtained at the school (correlation coefficient: –0.05, Figure 4).

Bottom Line: The proportion vaccinated peaked at 54% for those 6 years of age and declined for older cohorts.More than 90% of schoolchildren transited the clinic in <10 minutes.A total of 16,920 staff-hours were expended; estimated cost per dose administered was $27 and included vaccine purchase and administration, health staffing resources, printing costs, data management, and promotion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: State of Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. paul.effl er@health.wa.gov.au

ABSTRACT
New guidance recommends annual influenza vaccination for all children 5-18 years of age in the United States. During 2007-2008, Hawaii offered inactivated and live attenuated influenza vaccine at school-located clinics for grades kindergarten through 8. Most (90%) public and private schools participated, and 622 clinics were conducted at 340 schools. Of 132,775 children 5-13 years of age, 60,760 (46%) were vaccinated. The proportion vaccinated peaked at 54% for those 6 years of age and declined for older cohorts. More than 90% of schoolchildren transited the clinic in <10 minutes. A total of 16,920 staff-hours were expended; estimated cost per dose administered was $27 and included vaccine purchase and administration, health staffing resources, printing costs, data management, and promotion. This program demonstrates the feasibility of conducting mass school-located influenza vaccination programs in public and private schools statewide, as might be indicated to respond to pandemic influenza.

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Related in: MedlinePlus