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Seasonal influenza vaccination and the risk of infection with pandemic influenza: a possible illustration of non-specific temporary immunity following infection

Kelly, H; Barry, Steven; Laurie, Karen; Mercer, Geoffry


Four Canadian studies have suggested that receipt of seasonal influenza vaccine increased the risk of laboratory- confirmed infection with 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1). During the influenza season of 2009 in Victoria, Australia, this virus comprised 97% of all circulating influenza viruses for which sub-typing was available. We found no evidence that seasonal influenza vaccine increased the risk of, or provided protection against, infection with the pandemic virus. Ferret experiments have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Eurosurveillance (Online Edition)


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