- Havers F, Sokolow L, Shay DK, Farley MM, Monroe M, Meek J, Daily Kirley P, Bennett NM, Morin C, Aragon D, Thomas A, Schaffner W, Zansky SM, Baumbach J, Ferdinands J, Fry AM. Case-Control Study of Vaccine Effectiveness in Preventing Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Hospitalizations in Older Adults, United States, 2010-2011. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2016 Aug 2. PMID: 27486114 [PubMed].
Older adults are at increased risk of influenza-associated complications, including hospitalization, but influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) data are limited for this population. We conducted a case-control study to estimate VE to prevent laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations among adults aged ≥50 years in 11 US Emerging Infections Program hospitalization surveillance sites.