• Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake in a Respiratory Outpatients Clinic

      Rossiter, A; O’Morain, NR; Varghese, C; Lane, S (Irish Medical Journal, 2017-02)
      Influenza is an acute viral respiratory illness that continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality in Ireland. Despite well-established national and international guidelines1 and increased public awareness campaigns, vaccine uptake rates are well below target worldwide2. We performed an audit of influenza vaccine uptake at a Respiratory outpatient clinic in a tertiary referral centre. 54% (n=41) of patients received the annual vaccine, well below the target of 75% set by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).