Evaluation of a city-wide school-located influenza vaccination program in Oakland, California, with respect to vaccination coverage, school absences, and laboratory-confirmed influenza: A matched cohort study

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Evaluation of a city-wide school-located influenza vaccination program in Oakland, California, with respect to vaccination coverage, school absences, and laboratory-confirmed influenza: A matched cohort study
It is estimated that vaccinating 50%–70% of school-aged children for influenza can produce population-wide indirect effects. We evaluated a city-wide school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV) intervention that aimed to increase influenza vaccination coverage. The intervention was implemented in ≥95 preschools and elementary schools in northern California from 2014 to 2018. Using a matched cohort design, we estimated intervention impacts on student influenza vaccination coverage, school absenteeism, and community-wide indirect effects on laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations.
Jade Benjamin-Chung, Benjamin F. Arnold, Chris J. Kennedy, Kunal Mishra, Nolan Pokpongkiat, Anna Nguyen, Wendy Jilek, Kate Holbrook, Erica Pan, Pam D. Kirley, Tanya Libby, Alan E. Hubbard, Arthur Reingold, John M. Colford Jr.
Research Article | published 18 Aug 2020 PLOS Medicine
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003238