Influenza vaccination coverage in children with inflammatory bowel disease
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2014
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Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 431–435, July 2014
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2014) Influenza vaccination coverage in children with inflammatory bowel disease. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 8(4), 431–435.. et al. (
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 DEC 2013
- Crohn's disease;
- ulcerative colitis;
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influenza vaccination status among paediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Poland. This was a questionnaire-based study. 242 patients with IBD and 142 controls were enrolled in the study. Of patients with IBD, 7·8% received an influenza vaccine, compared to 18·3% of controls (P = 0·0013). There were no statistically significant differences in time from IBD diagnosis, disease activity and in drugs, between vaccinated and non-vaccinated IBD children. In conclusion, the data of our study demonstrate an alarmingly poor influenza vaccination status in the majority of children with IBD. Therefore, there is an unmet need to implement better influenza vaccination strategies for this group of patients.