Effect of Text Messaging on COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: There was no detectable increase in COVID-19 vaccination uptake among patients receiving text messaging compared with telephone calls in this randomized clinical trial including 16,000 participants.

Authors: Shivan J. Mehta, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.P., of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16649)

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