Accession Number : AD1042183


Title :   Mid-Season Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Estimates for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season (Open Access Publisher's Version)


Descriptive Note : Journal Article


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States


Personal Author(s) : Toure,Elizabeth ; Eick-Cost,Angelia A ; Hawksworth,Anthony W ; Cooper,Michael J ; Hu,Zheng ; Myers,Christopher A ; Kammerer,Peter E ; Ricketts,Michelle N ; Federinko,Susan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1042183.pdf


Report Date : 01 Aug 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) conducts year-round influenza surveillance for military healthcare beneficiaries and select civilian populations. Data from routine respiratory surveillance are used to estimate midseason influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) and findings are shared annually at the Food and Drug Administrations advisory committee meeting on U.S. influenza vaccine strain selection. DoD VE estimates from the Defense Health Agency Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) and Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) are presented in this report. Mid-season influenza VE estimates indicated that vaccination reduced the odds of medically attended influenza infection by approximately 45 among DoD dependents and civilians. These results were consistent with other studies, which have also found moderate VE this season.


Descriptors :   military medicine , vaccines , age groups , immunization , public health , hygiene , influenza , infectious diseases , therapeutics , department of defense


Subject Categories : Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE