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Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(7):1621-5. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2015.1046661.

Early estimates of 2014/15 seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing influenza-like illness in general practice using the screening method in France.

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a INSERM, UMR_S 1136; Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique ; Paris , France.

Abstract

The ongoing influenza epidemic is characterized by intense activity with most influenza infections due to the A (H3N2) viruses. Using the screening method, mid-season vaccine effectiveness (VE) in preventing influenza-like illness in primary care was estimated to 32% (95% CI; 23 to 40) among risk groups and was 11% (95% CI; -4 to 23) among the elderly (≥ 65 y). The VE in ≥ 65 y was the lowest estimate regarding the 4 previous seasonal influenza epidemics.

KEYWORDS:

France; influenza; influenza-like illness; primary care; vaccine effectiveness

PMID:
26061896
PMCID:
PMC4514301
DOI:
10.1080/21645515.2015.1046661
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