Understanding Influenza Mortality And The Effects Of Vaccination In The Elderly

Grant number: 566908 | Funding period: 2009 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

We will analyse mortality from influenza and other causes to estimate the numbers of deaths from other causes that are triggered by influenza in elderly persons, and to test the value of vaccination in preventing those deaths. Our results will help to decide whether an expensive clinical trial is really needed to show the benefit of influenza vaccination on all-cause mortality in the elderly.