Influenza vaccination and mortality benefits: new insights, new opportunities.

@article{Simonsen2009InfluenzaVA,
  title={Influenza vaccination and mortality benefits: new insights, new opportunities.},
  author={Lone Simonsen and C{\'e}cile Viboud and Robert J Taylor and Mark Andrew Miller and Lisa Jackson},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 45},
  pages={6300-4}
}
Influenza vaccination control strategies in most countries rely on vaccination of seniors and other high risk groups. Although placebo-controlled randomized trials show influenza vaccine is effective in younger age groups, few seniors >70 years were studied even though they suffer >90% of influenza-related deaths. Excess mortality studies could not confirm a national decline in influenza-related mortality while vaccine coverage quadrupled. Cohort studies have consistently reported that… CONTINUE READING

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