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Comparison of influenza disease burden in older populations of Hong Kong and Brisbane: the impact of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination

Yang, Lin; Chan, King Pan; Wong, Chit Ming; Chiu, Susan Shui Seng; Magalhaes, Ricardo J. Soares; Thach, Thuan Quoc; Peiris, Joseph Syrial Malik; Clements, Archie; Hu, Wenbiao


Background: Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine uptake in the older population aged 65 years or over of Hong Kong dramatically increased since the 2003 SARS outbreak. This study is aimed to evaluate the impact of increased coverage of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines by comparing the change of disease burden in the older population of Hong Kong, with the burden in the older population of Brisbane with relatively high vaccine coverage in the past fifteen years. Methods: Time series...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-02-14
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-3735-7
Access Rights: Open Access


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