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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:0-g
  1. Douglas Kamerow, US editor ( (

    Does vaccinating nursing home staff against influenza make a difference? To answer this question, Andrew Hayward and colleagues performed a randomized controlled trial (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39010.581354.55) in 44 UK nursing homes. For two flu seasons, the staff in half the homes were offered influenza vaccine and those in the other half were not. During the 2003-4 flu season there were significant reductions in mortality, influenza-like illnesses and hospitalizations, …

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