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Vaccination tool associated with improved vaccination coverage in IBD

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Ms Liselotte Fierens, KU Leuven, Belgium
ECCO 2022
The integration of a vaccination tool in the electronic medical record of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID) was significantly associated with an improved vaccination rate. This integrated tool may help to overcome the suboptimal vaccination rates in patients with IMID that were measured in 2018 and during the COVID-19 pandemic. An optimal vaccination rate among patients with IMID is important since these patients are at a higher risk for infectious diseases, according to Ms Liselotte Fierens (KU Leuven, Belgium) [1]. However, many patients do not achieve the guideline-recommended vaccination coverage. In a population of patients with IMID, only 27.4% had a full vaccination coverage in 2018. Ms Fierens and colleagues integrated a vaccination module in the electronic health record of the university hospital of Leuven to document and monitor the vaccination status of patients. Followed were 1,448 patients with IMID, of whom 798 were p...

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