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Partners in Immunization: 2010 Survey Examining Differences among H1N1 Vaccine Providers in Washington State

Seib, K., Gleason, C., Richards, J.L., et al. (2013). Partners in Immunization: 2010 Survey Examining Differences among H1N1 Vaccine Providers in Washington State. Public Health Reports. 128(3):198-211.

The authors of this study surveyed healthcare providers (e.g., traditional vaccine providers, pharmacists, and healthcare providers in correctional facilities) in Washington State to examine: differences in experiences administering H1N1 vaccine during a public health emergency, participation in preparedness activities, and communication with public health agencies. Pharmacists reported higher patient volumes and higher patient-to-practitioner ratios, and said that they rely on federal sources for public health information (versus local health departments). Pharmacists were also less likely to have participated in training, actual emergency response, or surge capacity initiatives.
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