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Tucson, Arizona 85724


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?

Study summary:

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.


Inclusion Criteria: - Unvaccinated patients presenting to the Emergency Department aged 6 months or more who have at least one high risk attribute: - Age 6-59 months or >50 years - Pregnant - Health care worker - Aged 6 months-18 years on chronic aspirin therapy - Comorbidity (cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, metabolic disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, seizures, neuromuscular disease, cognitive dysfunction, or any reason to have had regular medical follow up or hospitalization in the preceding year) - Household contact or caregiver of someone with at least one high risk attribute Exclusion Criteria: - Prior vaccination - History of Guillan-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of prior influenza vaccination - Allergy to influenza vaccination or eggs - Age < 6 months old - Fever with more than minor illness - Hospitalization



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Katherine M Hiller, MD
University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Tucson, Arizona 85724
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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