Influenza vaccination: policy versus evidence

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39024.354120.1F (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1020

Protection from disease versus disease severity

  1. Christian W Mandl, professor of virology
  1. 1Medical University of Vienna, A-1095 Vienna, Austria christian.mandl@meduniwien.ac.at

Jefferson writes that it is impossible for a vaccine that does not prevent influenza to prevent its complications, including admission to hospital.1 This is clearly wrong.

It is well known …

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