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A Comparison of Vaccine Education Among Ob/Gyn Residency Programs in the US Between 2014 and 2020
Purpose: Evaluate trends in OB/Gyn vaccine-related education
between 2014 and 2020 among U.S. residency programs.
Background: Vaccination is an integral part of preventative
clinical care provided by the OB/Gyn. With many barriers to widespread vaccine
implementation, it is more important than ever for OB/Gyn’s to become comfortable
educating patients and administering recommended vaccines encountered in daily
Methods: Anonymous surveys were emailed to U.S. Ob/Gyn
residency program directors using REDCap in 2014 and 2020. Program
demographics, format of vaccine-related education, vaccine administration in
resident practices, and safety reporting utilization were assessed.
Results: Informal vaccine training was the most commonly
reported educational format with over 85% utilization in 2014 and 2020. Fewer
programs held vaccine-related grand rounds education in 2020 (12.5%) compared
to 2014 (30.2%)(p=0.038). Tdap, seasonal influenza, HPV, and rubella/MMR were
the most common vaccines administered in resident practices, with over 88% of
programs administering these vaccines at both time points. There was 24.3%
(p=0.018) increase in the percentage of programs providing no adverse
vaccination event reporting education, with less than 30% of programs offering
this education in 2020.
Discussions: Few programs provide formal vaccine education,
including adverse event reporting. Residency programs with low vaccine-related
education should consider opportunities to improve training in this area.
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