Introduction of a quadrivalent influenza vaccine in Italy: a budget impact analysis

  title={Introduction of a quadrivalent influenza vaccine in Italy: a budget impact analysis},
  author={A. Pitrelli},
  booktitle={Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene},
  • A. Pitrelli
  • Published 2016 in Journal of preventive medicine and hygiene
Every year in Italy, the Ministry of Health (MoH) offers influenza vaccination free of charge to all subjects at risk and to all subjects aged ≥ 65 year old. Until 2014-2015 immunization campaign against Trivalent Influenza Vaccine (TIVs) were the only vaccines used in Italy. Traditional TIVs contain antigens from three viral strains: A(H1N1), A(H3N2), and one of the two B lineages: B(Victoria) or B(Yamagata). Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) decides which viral strains should be… CONTINUE READING

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