Key clinical point: 59% of surveyed pediatricians use standing orders for childhood immunizations.
Major finding: The biggest barrier to using standing orders for childhood immunizations is concern about administering the wrong vaccine, cited by 68% of respondents.
Study details: The findings are based on analysis of 372 responses to an Internet and mail survey of nationally representative pediatricians conducted during June-September 2017.
Disclosures: The research was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors had no relevant financial disclosures.
Cataldi J et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr 29;e20191855.