Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly: systematic review.

@article{Thomas2010InfluenzaVF,
  title={Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who work with the elderly: systematic review.},
  author={R. E. Thomas and Theresa Jefferson and Toby J Lasserson},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={344-56}
}
AIM To identify studies of influenza vaccination of HCWs and influenza in elderly residents in long-term care facilities. SCOPE We searched seven electronic databases for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed trial quality. CONCLUSIONS The key outcomes are serologically proven influenza, pneumonia, and deaths from pneumonia, and pooled data from three C-RCTs showed no effect. Pooled data from three C-RCTs showed lower… CONTINUE READING

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