• The uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination among immunocompromised patients attending rheumatology outpatient clinics.

      Haroon, Muhammad; Adeeb, Fahd; Eltahir, Ahmed; Harney, Sinead; Department of Rheumatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. mharoon301@hotmail.com (Elsevier, 2011-07)
      PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: The patients using immunosuppressive agents are considered at high risk for acquiring different infections. Accordingly, international guidelines recommend vaccinating such patients against influenza and pneumococcal organisms. The aims of this study were two-fold: (1) to assess the influenza and pneumococcal vaccination uptake among our rheumatology outpatients who are immunosuppressed; (2) to identify the factors influencing immunisation uptake among our sample of patients.