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Vaccine. 2010 Nov 29;28(51):8157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.09.096. Epub 2010 Oct 27.

Population and risk group uptake of H1N1 influenza vaccine in mainland France 2009-2010: results of a national vaccination campaign.

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  • 1Institut de Veille Sanitaire (French Institute for Public Health Surveillance), 12 rue du Val d'Osne, 94415 Saint-Maurice Cedex, France. a.bone@invs.sante.fr

Abstract

A mass vaccination campaign against influenza A/H1N1 was launched in France in October 2009. Vaccination was offered free of charge to the entire population according to a pre-defined order of priority. Demographic data and data on vaccinations given were recorded in a dedicated database. We analysed vaccine uptake by age, sex and region in the overall population and in certain risk groups, including pregnant women. Overall vaccine uptake was 8% and varied by age-group and sex. Vaccine uptake in pregnant women was 22.7%. These low uptakes may reflect controversies around the vaccine and vaccination policy and have important implications for future pandemic vaccination strategies.

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