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Influenza Epidemiology, Vaccine Coverage and Vaccine Effectiveness in Children Admitted to Sentinel Australian Hospitals in 2017: Results from the PAEDS-FluCAN Collaboration

Blyth, Christopher C; Macartney, Kristine K.; McRae, Jocelynne; Clark, Julia E.; Marshall, Helen; Buttery, Jim; Francis, Josh; Kotsimbos, Tom C; Kelly, Paul; Cheng, Allen


In 2017, Australia experienced record influenza notifications. Two surveillance programs combined to summarize the epidemiology of hospitalized influenza in children and report on vaccine effectiveness (VE) in the context of a limited nationally funded vaccination program. Methods Subjects were prospectively recruited (April–October 2017). Case patients were children aged ≤16 years admitted to 11 hospitals with an acute respiratory illness and laboratory-confirmed influenza. Controls were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy597


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