Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — and Ineffectiveness — Estimated for 2015–16 Flu Season — Physician’s First Watch

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August 10, 2017

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness — and Ineffectiveness — Estimated for 2015–16 Flu Season

By the Editors

During the 2015–16 flu season, influenza vaccination was estimated to be 48% effective against any flu virus, according to an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Among children aged 2 to 17 years, the inactivated flu vaccine was 60% effective, while the live attenuated vaccine was deemed ineffective (estimated effectiveness, 5%).

Dr. Abigail Zuger of NEJM Journal Watch General Medicine takes a closer look at the findings at the link below.

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