"Crude Vaccine Effectiveness" Is a Misleading Term in Test-negative Studies of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
Sheena G Sullivan, Benjamin J Cowling
Epidemiology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015
Awarded by Area of Excellence Scheme of the Hong Kong University
Awarded by Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics from National Institute of General Medical Sciences
This work has received financial support from the Area of Excellence Scheme of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (Grant No. AoE/M-12/06) and the Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (Grant No. U54 GM088558). The WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The funding bodies were not involved in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, the writing of the article, or the decision to submit it for publication.BJC has received research funding from MedImmune Inc. and Sanofi Pasteur, and consults for Crucell NV. The authors report no other conflicts of interest.