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Influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients: systematic review and meta-analysis from a public health policy perspective.

Beck, CR; McKenzie, BC; Hashim, AB; Harris, RC; Zanuzdana, A; Agboado, G; Orton, E; ... Nguyen-Van-Tam, JS; + view all (2011) Influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients: systematic review and meta-analysis from a public health policy perspective. PLOS One , 6 (12) , Article e29249. 10.1371/journal.pone.0029249. Green open access

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Abstract

Immunocompromised patients are vulnerable to severe or complicated influenza infection. Vaccination is widely recommended for this group. This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients in terms of preventing influenza-like illness and laboratory confirmed influenza, serological response and adverse events.

Type: Article
Title: Influenza vaccination for immunocompromised patients: systematic review and meta-analysis from a public health policy perspective.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029249
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029249
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 Beck et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This study was commissioned by the Global Influenza Programme, World Health Organization. The University of Nottingham Health Protection Research Group (JSN-V-T, CRB, BCM, ABH, JE, RP) is an official WHO Collaborating Centre for pandemic influenza and research. It receives limited funding from WHO in support of specific activities. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: Health Policy, Humans, Immunocompromised Host, Influenza Vaccines, Placebos, Public Health
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > Infectious Disease Informatics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1335217
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