Flu vaccination rates improved by text reminders

December 29, 2014 4:13 PM

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Flu vaccination rates improved by text reminders

Previously, the researchers behind the new study had found that text message reminders improved first-dose influenza vaccination rates among young children. The new paper, which is published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at what impact these reminders might have on second-dose flu vaccination rates.

Flu vaccine coverage remains low among young children overall. Children who require two doses of vaccine in one season are at particular risk - less than half of these children return to receive a second dose after receiving their first.

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