Encouraging influenza vaccination for nursing home staff reduced mortality and influenza-like illness in the residents

Hayward, A. C.; Harling, R.; Wetten, S.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p61
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examines the effectiveness of an influenza vaccine program for care home staff to prevent death, morbidity, and health service use among residents. A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the vaccine program. The author cited the vaccine strategy provided no benefit during periods of low or no influenza activity.


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