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Vol. 13 - Num. 51

Original Papers

Influenza vaccination in children with type I mellitus diabetes in a suburban area in Madrid

M.ª José Rivero Martína, MJ Alcázar Villarb, D Montes Benturab, C Navarro Morenob, M Sanz Fernándezb

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital de Fuenlabrada. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJ). Fuenlabrada. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada. Fuenlabrada. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: MJ Rivero. E-mail: mrivero.hflr@salud.madrid.org

Reference of this article: Rivero Martín MJ, Alcázar Villar MJ, Montes Bentura D, Navarro Moreno C, Sanz Fernández M. Influenza vaccination in children with type I mellitus diabetes in a suburban area in Madrid . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:381-5.

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the rate of flu vaccination in the group of patients followed in our hospital because of type 1 diabetes.

Methods: A descriptive study is conducted in patients with type 1 diabetes, analyzing the rate of vaccination against influenza.

Results: 37 patients were included (male/female: 1.6/1). The mean age was 9.7 years and the mean duration of disease 3 years. 51.3% patients have been vaccinated against influenza in 2010 versus 64.86% in 2009. Children with a disease evolution between 3 and 6 years are the least vaccinated (22% vaccinated), compared to the rest (56%).

Conclusions: Vaccination coverage against influenza virus is low in our area, although higher than the referred in Spanish population (36.7%). Recommendation on influenza vaccination is required in diabetic patients.

Keywords

Diabetes mellitus Influenza Vaccination Vaccination coverage

 

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