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Pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding influenza vaccination and treatment of pregnant women
Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH; Shanna Cox, MSPH; Naomi Tepper, MD, MPH; Deborah Ruddy, BS; Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS; Kitty MacFarlane, CNM, MPH
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2012;52:43-56. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2012.10141

Abstract

Pharmacists responding to a survey were less likely to believe that they have an important role in vaccinating pregnant women compared with the general public (82% vs. 97%) and less likely to agree that 2009 H1N1 vaccine was safe during pregnancy compared with the seasonal influenza vaccine (78% vs. 87%). The results suggest that pharmacists may be aware of the risks of serious influenza-associated complications among pregnant women but have concerns about the safety of influenza vaccines and antiviral medications.

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