Review: Vaccination reduces the incidence of serologically confirmed influenza in healthy adults: COMMENTARY

Sacks, Henry S.
May 2005
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p70
Academic Journal
In this article the author reports that influenza is a complicated public health problem. Both the antigenic makeup of the virus and the number of new cases can vary greatly from year to year, and the demand for the vaccine is also unpredictable. In a bad year, influenza can cause thousands of excess deaths in susceptible patients. The 2004 to 2005 season has been particularly complicated because a major manufacturer failed to meet safety standards, greatly reducing the availability of vaccine early in the season, and the recommendations have been expanded.


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