Free vaccine programs to cocoon high-risk infants and children against influenza and pertussis

Judith A. Guzman-Cottrill, Carrie A. Phillipi, Susan A. Dolan, Ann Christine Nyquist, Amy Win, Jane Siegel

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Abstract

An adult immunization strategy called "cocooning" is a relatively new concept, referring to immunizing close contacts of infants and high-risk children, thereby limiting pathogen exposure. This report explores the adoption of free vaccine programs in US children's hospitals and shares our own institutions' experiences in implementing free vaccine programs for close contacts of our patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)872-876
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Cocooning
  • Influenza vaccine
  • Survey
  • Tdap vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Guzman-Cottrill, J. A., Phillipi, C. A., Dolan, S. A., Nyquist, A. C., Win, A., & Siegel, J. (2012). Free vaccine programs to cocoon high-risk infants and children against influenza and pertussis. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(9), 872-876. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2012.05.028