Efficacy of influenza vaccine in nursing homes. Reduction in illness and complications during an influenza A (H3N2) epidemic.

@article{Patriarca1985EfficacyOI,
  title={Efficacy of influenza vaccine in nursing homes. Reduction in illness and complications during an influenza A (H3N2) epidemic.},
  author={Peter A. Patriarca and Julie A Weber and Robert A. Parker and William N. Hall and Alan P. Kendal and D J Bregman and Lawrence B. Schonberger},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1985},
  volume={253 8},
  pages={1136-9}
}
From December 10, 1982, to March 4, 1983, when influenza A (H3N2) viruses circulated in Michigan, outbreaks of influenza-like illness were identified in seven nursing homes in Genesee County; 272 (27%) of 1,018 residents were affected. Unvaccinated residents were more likely than vaccinated residents to become ill (risk ratio [RR], 2.6; 95% confidence interval [Cl], 1.8-3.6) and were subsequently more likely to be hospitalized (RR, 2.4; 95% Cl, 1.2-4.8), develop roentgenographically proven… CONTINUE READING
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