Influenza vaccination: a summary of Cochrane Reviews
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Sven Frederick Østerhus
The Cochrane Library was systematically searched for meta-analyses regarding influenza vaccination of various populations, both healthy and sick. An effect in reducing the number of cases of influenza, influenza-like illness or complications to influenza was found in some studies, but, generally, the quality of the studies was low, and several studies lacked hard clinical endpoints. Data on adverse effects were scarce. More randomised controlled trials investigating the effects of influenza vaccination are warranted.
|Journal||European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2015|