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Title: Influenza vaccination in Brazil: rationale and caveats
Other Titles: Revista de Saúde Pública
Authors: Cunha, Sérgio Souza da
Camacho, Luiz Antonio Bastos
Santos, Andréia Costa
Dourado, Maria Inês Costa
Keywords: Influenza;Influenza vaccine;Program evaluation;Immunization programs;Vacina contra influenza;Avaliação de programas;Programas de imunização
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Abstract: Mass vaccination campaigns against influenza in the elderly have been conducted in Brazil since 1999. A search of the literature on influenza in Brazil indicated that data on disease burden are still scarce and inaccurate. Published data seem to indicate that vaccination has produced some impact in the southern and southeastern regions but not in other regions of Brazil. A discussion of the technical and scientific rationale for mass immunization against influenza is presented and it is argued that the current strategy has not taken into account potential differences in disease occurrence in different areas. It is suggested some epidemiological surveillance actions needed to address major concerns regarding mass influenza vaccination and its impact in Brazil.
Description: p.129-136,v.39,n.1
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/2277
ISSN: 0034-8910
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