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Vaccinating healthcare workers against influenza to protect the vulnerable--is it a good use of healthcare resources? A systematic review of the evidence and an economic evaluation.

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Influenza causes substantial mortality in high-risk groups despite targeted vaccination programmes. This paper considers whether it is worth vaccinating healthcare workers (HCWs) against influenza to protect high-risk patients in a series of systematic reviews and an economic evaluation. Eighteen studies are included. Vaccination was highly effective in HCWs, with minimal adverse effects. Two trials assessed patient mortality after vaccinating HCWs, both of which showed a reduction. Despite r...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Vaccine More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
19
Pages:
4212-4221
Publication date:
2006-05-01
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EISSN:
1873-2518
ISSN:
0264-410X
Language:
English
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pubs:116158
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uuid:8a2b315d-7f79-40f1-8769-ed7f77f7fbdb
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pubs:116158
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116158
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2012-12-19

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