Patients with IBD in ‘socially vulnerable’ communities less likely to be vaccinated

DENVER — Socioeconomic status, household composition and housing or transportation were among predictors of low vaccination rates in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a presenter at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“Despite an increased risk for infection, patients with IBD have low vaccination rates,” Jessica Sheehan, MD, a gastroenterology and hepatology fellow at the University of Michigan, told Healio. “Social determinants of health, such as socioeconomic status, housing and transportation, have an influence on health and healthRead More

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