Seasonal influenza vaccine policies, recommendations and use in the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Region.
undefined Members of the Western Pacific Region Global Influenza Surveillance Response System, Dominic Dwyer, Ian Barr, Aeron Hurt, Anne Kelso, Patrick Reading, Sheena Sullivan, Philippe Buchy, Hongjie Yu, Jiandong Zheng, Yuelong Shu, Dayan Wang, undefined Lam, Annette Aguon, Rita Q Oliva, Takato Odagiri, Masato Tashiro, Khebir Verasahib, Mohd Apandi Yusof, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa Show all
Western Pac Surveill Response J | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent seasonal influenza and its severe outcomes. The objective of our study was to synthesize information on seasonal influenza vaccination policies, recommendations and practices in place in 2011 for all countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO). METHODS: Data were collected via a questionnaire on seasonal influenza vaccination policies, recommendations and practices in place in 2011. RESULTS: Thirty-six of the 37 countries and areas (97%) responded to the survey. Eighteen (50%) reported having established seasonal influenza vaccination policies, an additional seven (19%) reported having re..View full abstract