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Vaccine. 2002 Mar 15;20(13-14):1831-6.

A meta-analysis of effectiveness of influenza vaccine in persons aged 65 years and over living in the community.

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  • 1Victorian Public Health Training Program, Charles Connibere Building, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Vic. 3050, Australia. trang.vu@mh.org.au

Abstract

AIM:

To estimate the effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccine in persons aged 65 years and over living in the community.

SCOPE:

A meta-analysis of studies selected using predetermined criteria without language restriction.

CONCLUSION:

Influenza vaccine was effective in reducing influenza-like illness by 35% (95% confidence interval (CI) 19-47%), hospitalization for pneumonia and influenza by 33% (CI 27-38%), mortality following hospitalization for pneumonia and influenza by 47% (CI 25-62%); and mortality from all causes by 50% (CI 45-56%).

PMID:
11906772
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