Strategy for distribution of influenza vaccine to high-risk groups and children.

@article{Longini2005StrategyFD,
  title={Strategy for distribution of influenza vaccine to high-risk groups and children.},
  author={Ira M. Longini and M. Elizabeth Halloran},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={161 4},
  pages={303-6}
}
Despite evidence that vaccinating schoolchildren against influenza is effective in limiting community-level transmission, the United States has had a long-standing government strategy of recommending that vaccine be concentrated primarily in high-risk groups and distributed to those people who keep the health system and social infrastructure operating. Because of this year's influenza vaccine shortage, a plan was enacted to distribute the limited vaccine stock to these groups first. This… CONTINUE READING
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