Understanding influenza vaccine protection in the community: an assessment of the 2013 influenza season in Victoria, Australia
BACKGROUND The influenza virus undergoes frequent antigenic drift, necessitating annual review of the composition of the influenza vaccine. Vaccination is an important strategy for reducing the impact and burden of influenza, and estimating vaccine effectiveness (VE) each year informs surveillance and preventative measures. We aimed to describe the influenza season and to estimate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in Victoria, Australia, in 2013. METHODS Routine laboratory...[Show more]
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