Journal article

Repeated Vaccination Does Not Appear to Impact Upon Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Hospitalization With Confirmed Influenza.

Allen C Cheng, Kristine K Macartney, Grant W Waterer, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly, Christopher C Blyth, undefined Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) Investigators

Clin Infect Dis | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background.: Annual influenza vaccine is recommended for those at greatest risk of severe influenza infection. Recent reports of a negative impact of serial influenza vaccination on vaccine effectiveness (VE) raises concerns about the recommendation for annual influenza vaccines, particularly in persons at greatest risk. Methods.: The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) is an Australian hospital-based sentinel surveillance program. In this observational study, cases were defined as subjects aged >9 years admitted with influenza confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. Controls were subjects with acute respiratory illness testing negative for influenza. Propensity scores were used t..

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