Effectiveness of influenza vaccination programme in preventing hospital admissions, Valencia, 2014/15 early results

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Title: Effectiveness of influenza vaccination programme in preventing hospital admissions, Valencia, 2014/15 early results
Authors: Puig Barberá, Joan | Mira-Iglesias, A. | Tortajada-Girbés, M. | López-Labrador, F.X. | Belenguer-Varea, A. | Carballido-Fernández, M. | Carbonell-Franco, E. | Carratalá Munuera, Concepción | Limón-Ramírez, R. | Mollar-Maseres, J. | Otero-Reigada, M. del Carmen | Schwarz-Chavarri, G. | Tuells, José | Gil Guillén, Vicente | Valencia Hospital Network for the Study of Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Disease
Research Group/s: Grupo Balmis de Investigación en Salud Comunitaria e Historia de la Ciencia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Vaccination | Influenza | Preventing hospital admissions | Valencia Region
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2015
Publisher: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Citation: Eurosurveillance. 2015, 20(8): 6 p.
Abstract: Preliminary results for the 2014/15 season indicate low to null effect of vaccination against influenza A(H3N2)-related disease. As of week 5 2015, there have been 1,136 hospital admissions, 210 were due to influenza and 98% of subtype A strains were H3. Adjusted influenza vaccine effectiveness was 33% (range: 6–53%) overall and 40% (range: 13% to 59%) in those 65 years and older. Vaccination reduced by 44% (28–68%) the probability of admission with influenza.
Sponsor: The study was funded by a contract between FISABIO and Sanofi-Pasteur.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/48037
ISSN: 1560-7917
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=21044
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