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Effectiveness of seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in preventing influenza hospitalisations and primary care visits in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013

Turner, Nikki; Pierse, Nevil; Bissielo, Ange; Huang, Q. S.; Radke, S.; Baker, Michael; Widdowson, Marc-Alain; Kelly, Heath


This study reports the first vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates for the prevention of general practice visits and hospitalisations for laboratory-confirmed influenza from an urban population in Auckland, New Zealand, in the same influenza season (2013). A case test-negative design was used to estimate propensity-adjusted VE in both hospital and community settings. Patients with a severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) or influenza-like illness (ILI) were defined as requiring...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Eurosurveillance (Online Edition)
Access Rights: Open Access


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