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In-hospital flu shot reduced readmissions in pneumonia patients

Key clinical point: In-hospital influenza vaccination was linked to a lower readmission rate for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.

Major finding: In-hospital influenza vaccination independently predicted a lower risk of readmission (hazard ratio, 0.821; 95% confidence interval, 0.69-0.98; P less than .02).

Study details: Retrospective analysis based on 825,906 adult hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of CAP.

Disclosures: The authors reported no disclosures.


Ho KS, et al. CHEST 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.450.