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Mothers Take Physicians’ Advice on Vaccines

Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2010;304(23):2577-2578. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1785.
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Women are more likely to get a pertussis vaccination for their infants or a prenatal flu shot for themselves if a physician has advised them to do so and provides them with information, according to a pair of studies presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) meeting in October. The findings suggest a simple recommendation from a physician can have a powerful effect on vaccination rates.

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Pregnant women are likely to be vaccinated against H1N1 if their physician recommends it.

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