Van Otterloo, J., Seib, K., Ault, K.A., and Omer, S.B. (2016). Women’s Health Providers as Vaccine Providers in Public Health Emergencies. (Abstract only.) Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 59(7-8): 401-408.
A survey conducted of 152 women’s health practices in Washington and California noted that less than 20% participated in emergency preparedness activities. The majority of practices did ask about vaccination histories of their patients, however delivery of vaccines could be improved if barriers were addressed such as having a vaccine supply, billing issues and public interest was increased. It would provide surge capacity for a potential high-risk group.