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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