Feasibility and Patient Acceptance of Emergency Department-Based Influenza Vaccination in a Military Medical Center

Mil Med. 2016 Aug;181(8):883-6. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00074.


Influenza vaccination rates in the United States remain low. Many emergency department (ED) patients may not routinely seek care elsewhere. In a survey of ED visitors, 36.8% of unvaccinated respondents were willing to consider influenza vaccination during their visit. Participants at high risk for influenza complications were more likely to have been previously vaccinated, but unvaccinated participants at high risk were not significantly more likely to consider ED-based vaccination compared with other participants. ED-based influenza vaccination may be an effective method to expand vaccine coverage.

Publication types

  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / standards*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Military / organization & administration
  • Hospitals, Military / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Mass Vaccination / psychology*
  • Mass Vaccination / statistics & numerical data
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / psychology*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Pilot Projects
  • Prospective Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Influenza Vaccines