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Columbia Researchers Report Text Messaging Boosts Flu Vaccine Rates in Pregnant Women

A new study from Columbia University evaluated the impact of text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in a low-income obstetric population. The findings showed that sending text messages to this population of women resulted in an uptick in influenza vaccination, especially for those who received the messages early in their third trimester. Results from the study, “Influenza Vaccine Text Message Reminders for Urban, Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial” were published in the American Journal of Public Health.