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Embedding the delivery of antenatal vaccination within routine antenatal care: a key opportunity to improve uptake

Embedding the delivery of antenatal vaccination within routine antenatal care: a key opportunity to improve uptake
Embedding the delivery of antenatal vaccination within routine antenatal care: a key opportunity to improve uptake
Improving the uptake of vaccination in pregnancy has been highlighted as a priority by the World Health Organisation, yet establishing the optimal location for delivery of the antenatal vaccination program remains a topic of debate internationally. In many countries, antenatal vaccines are usually delivered within Primary Care (under the lead of general practitioners [GPs] or family physicians), yet this often presents a logistic barrier to accessing vaccination, and increasing evidence demonstrates that embedding vaccination within routine antenatal care visits may significantly improve uptake. In this commentary, we discuss recent evidence to support this approach, including anonymous feedback from patients and staff at our own institution, in which a dedicated midwife-led vaccine clinic has recently been set up. Furthermore, we highlight a number of individual and institution-level barriers which would need addressing before this approach can be routinely adopted, and suggest targets for future education and research.
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Wilcox, Christopher R.
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Woodward, Charlotte
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Rowe, Rebecca
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Jones, Christine E.
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Wilcox, Christopher R.
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Jones, Christine E.
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Wilcox, Christopher R., Woodward, Charlotte, Rowe, Rebecca and Jones, Christine E. (2019) Embedding the delivery of antenatal vaccination within routine antenatal care: a key opportunity to improve uptake. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. (doi:10.1080/21645515.2019.1640558).

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Abstract

Improving the uptake of vaccination in pregnancy has been highlighted as a priority by the World Health Organisation, yet establishing the optimal location for delivery of the antenatal vaccination program remains a topic of debate internationally. In many countries, antenatal vaccines are usually delivered within Primary Care (under the lead of general practitioners [GPs] or family physicians), yet this often presents a logistic barrier to accessing vaccination, and increasing evidence demonstrates that embedding vaccination within routine antenatal care visits may significantly improve uptake. In this commentary, we discuss recent evidence to support this approach, including anonymous feedback from patients and staff at our own institution, in which a dedicated midwife-led vaccine clinic has recently been set up. Furthermore, we highlight a number of individual and institution-level barriers which would need addressing before this approach can be routinely adopted, and suggest targets for future education and research.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 June 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 July 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 432903
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432903
ISSN: 2164-5515
PURE UUID: a1ae9077-44b6-42d4-810c-b00200f16224
ORCID for Christine E. Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1523-2368

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:49

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