Increasing Use of the Vaccine Against Zoster Through Recommendation and Administration by Ophthalmologists at a City Hospital – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To increase the vaccination rate and identify barriers to administration of the vaccine against herpes zoster by having ophthalmologists screen and provide the vaccine.Design: Prospective interventional cohort study.Methods: setting: Academic City Hospital, Bellevue Hospital. participants: A total of 100 eligible patients based on recommended Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria and ability to speak English and Spanish who received the herpes zoster vaccine were compared with 66 patients who declined the vaccine. interventions: The vaccine was administered after written informed consent was obtained to complete a screening questionnaire evaluating the participants' eligibility and interest in receiving the vaccine. main (Read more...)

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