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Assessment of vaccine coverage following the introduction of a publicly funded pneumococcal vaccine program for the elderly in Victoria, Australia

Andrews, Ross M. (2005). Assessment of vaccine coverage following the introduction of a publicly funded pneumococcal vaccine program for the elderly in Victoria, Australia. Vaccine,23(21):2756-2761.

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IRMA ID 10452xPUB39
Title Assessment of vaccine coverage following the introduction of a publicly funded pneumococcal vaccine program for the elderly in Victoria, Australia
Author Andrews, Ross M.
Journal Name Vaccine
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 21
ISSN 0264-410X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 2756
End Page 2761
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Field of Research 0601 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology
0799 - Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
1107 - Immunology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In 1998, a publicly funded pneumococcal vaccine program was introduced for persons aged < or = 65 years in Victoria, Australia. In 2000, vaccine coverage over the previous 5 years was assessed through a telephone survey of 385 randomly selected subjects aged < or = 65 years. Self-reported pneumococcal vaccine coverage within the previous 5 years was 46.0% (95% CI 40.5-51.6). Self-report was validated against the medical records of the nominated provider for 278 (72%) subjects. Among this subgroup, self-reported coverage was 51.1% but was 57.9% according to medical records (positive predictive value 91.5%, negative predictive value 77.2%, sensitivity 80.7%, specificity 89.7%). After accounting for response bias among those subjects for whom self-report was not validated, the revised estimate of pneumococcal vaccine coverage within the previous 5 years was 50.5% (95% CI 44.8-56.1). Comparison of vaccine coverage over time suggests the introduction of the publicly funded program in Victoria has dramatically increased coverage among the elderly.
Keywords Australia
pneumococcal
vaccine
Victoria
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2004.11.039   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes 3639 (Journal) DA - 20050322IS - 0264-410X (Print)LA - engPT - Journal ArticlePT - Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tRN - 0 (Pneumococcal Vaccines)SB - IM
 
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