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Individual- and neighborhood-level characteristics associated with support of in-pharmacy vaccination among ESAP-registered pharmacies: pharmacists' role in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in influenza vaccinations in New York City.
J Urban Health. 2011 Feb; 88(1):176-85.JU

Abstract

New York State (NYS) passed legislation authorizing pharmacists to administer immunizations in 2008. Racial/socioeconomic disparities persist in vaccination rates and vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza. Many NYS pharmacies participate in the Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP), which allows provision of non-prescription syringes to help prevent transmission of HIV, and are uniquely positioned to offer vaccination services to low-income communities. To understand individual and neighborhood characteristics of pharmacy staff support for in-pharmacy vaccination, we combined census tract data with baseline pharmacy data from the Pharmacies as Resources Making Links to Community Services (PHARM-Link) study among ESAP-registered pharmacies. The sample consists of 437 pharmacists, non-pharmacist owners, and technicians enrolled from 103 eligible New York City pharmacies. Using multilevel analysis, pharmacy staff who expressed support of in-pharmacy vaccination services were 69% more likely to support in-pharmacy HIV testing services (OR, 1.69; 95% CI 1.39-2.04). While pharmacy staff who worked in neighborhoods with a high percent of minority residents were less likely to express support of in-pharmacy vaccination, those in neighborhoods with a high percent of foreign-born residents were marginally more likely to express support of in-pharmacy vaccination. While educational campaigns around the importance of vaccination access may be needed among some pharmacy staff and minority community residents, we have provided evidence supporting scale-up of vaccination efforts in pharmacies located in foreign-born/immigrant communities which has potential to reduce disparities in vaccination rates and preventable influenza-related mortality.

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Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. ndc2102@columbia.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21279450

Citation

Crawford, Natalie D., et al. "Individual- and Neighborhood-level Characteristics Associated With Support of In-pharmacy Vaccination Among ESAP-registered Pharmacies: Pharmacists' Role in Reducing Racial/ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccinations in New York City." Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 88, no. 1, 2011, pp. 176-85.
Crawford ND, Blaney S, Amesty S, et al. Individual- and neighborhood-level characteristics associated with support of in-pharmacy vaccination among ESAP-registered pharmacies: pharmacists' role in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in influenza vaccinations in New York City. J Urban Health. 2011;88(1):176-85.
Crawford, N. D., Blaney, S., Amesty, S., Rivera, A. V., Turner, A. K., Ompad, D. C., & Fuller, C. M. (2011). Individual- and neighborhood-level characteristics associated with support of in-pharmacy vaccination among ESAP-registered pharmacies: pharmacists' role in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in influenza vaccinations in New York City. Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 88(1), 176-85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-010-9541-6
Crawford ND, et al. Individual- and Neighborhood-level Characteristics Associated With Support of In-pharmacy Vaccination Among ESAP-registered Pharmacies: Pharmacists' Role in Reducing Racial/ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccinations in New York City. J Urban Health. 2011;88(1):176-85. PubMed PMID: 21279450.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Individual- and neighborhood-level characteristics associated with support of in-pharmacy vaccination among ESAP-registered pharmacies: pharmacists' role in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in influenza vaccinations in New York City. AU - Crawford,Natalie D, AU - Blaney,Shannon, AU - Amesty,Silvia, AU - Rivera,Alexis V, AU - Turner,Alezandria K, AU - Ompad,Danielle C, AU - Fuller,Crystal M, PY - 2011/2/1/entrez PY - 2011/2/1/pubmed PY - 2011/6/28/medline SP - 176 EP - 85 JF - Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine JO - J Urban Health VL - 88 IS - 1 N2 - New York State (NYS) passed legislation authorizing pharmacists to administer immunizations in 2008. Racial/socioeconomic disparities persist in vaccination rates and vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza. Many NYS pharmacies participate in the Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP), which allows provision of non-prescription syringes to help prevent transmission of HIV, and are uniquely positioned to offer vaccination services to low-income communities. To understand individual and neighborhood characteristics of pharmacy staff support for in-pharmacy vaccination, we combined census tract data with baseline pharmacy data from the Pharmacies as Resources Making Links to Community Services (PHARM-Link) study among ESAP-registered pharmacies. The sample consists of 437 pharmacists, non-pharmacist owners, and technicians enrolled from 103 eligible New York City pharmacies. Using multilevel analysis, pharmacy staff who expressed support of in-pharmacy vaccination services were 69% more likely to support in-pharmacy HIV testing services (OR, 1.69; 95% CI 1.39-2.04). While pharmacy staff who worked in neighborhoods with a high percent of minority residents were less likely to express support of in-pharmacy vaccination, those in neighborhoods with a high percent of foreign-born residents were marginally more likely to express support of in-pharmacy vaccination. While educational campaigns around the importance of vaccination access may be needed among some pharmacy staff and minority community residents, we have provided evidence supporting scale-up of vaccination efforts in pharmacies located in foreign-born/immigrant communities which has potential to reduce disparities in vaccination rates and preventable influenza-related mortality. SN - 1468-2869 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21279450/Individual__and_neighborhood_level_characteristics_associated_with_support_of_in_pharmacy_vaccination_among_ESAP_registered_pharmacies:_pharmacists'_role_in_reducing_racial/ethnic_disparities_in_influenza_vaccinations_in_New_York_City_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11524-010-9541-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -