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Association between early influenza vaccination and the reduction of influenza-like syndromes in health care providers

Published:November 13, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.10.005
      A comparison of 2 different influenza seasons (2013-2014 and 2014-2015) where early vaccination among health care providers (HCPs) in the latter was the difference. Differences in leave of absence because of influenza-like illness (ILI) (52 vs 15 [total number of leave of absence issued], P < .001) and total days of lost work (218 vs 68, P < .001) were found for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons, respectively. An association between earlier influenza vaccination among HCPs and a reduction in ILI, leave of absence, and days of lost work was found.

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