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Article: Influenza vaccination: Options and issues

TitleInfluenza vaccination: Options and issues
Authors
KeywordsInfluenza
Influenza vaccines
Vaccines, attenuated
Vaccines, inactivated
Issue Date2005
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2005, v. 11 n. 5, p. 381-390 How to Cite?
AbstractCurrently available vaccines have similar efficacy if they are matched to the most prevalent circulating strains. They also have comparable adverse effect profiles. The choice of a specific preparation of vaccine therefore requires consideration of cost, purity of the vaccine preparation in terms of the amount of egg protein and endotoxin, allergy to different constituents of the vaccine, reactogenicity profiles, as well as the preferred route of administration. Intradermal injection of the vaccine appears to be a viable alternative to the traditional intramuscular administration with the additional benefit of requiring a smaller volume of vaccine. Despite the documented benefits in various community and institutional settings, influenza vaccination has been underutilised by most target groups. A major obstacle to broader coverage of vaccination is the perceived ineffectiveness of the vaccine and the relatively benign nature of the illness in most patients. Uptake of vaccine among target populations, especially health care workers, needs to be improved through a concerted effort between frontline clinicians and health authorities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45197
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.description.abstractCurrently available vaccines have similar efficacy if they are matched to the most prevalent circulating strains. They also have comparable adverse effect profiles. The choice of a specific preparation of vaccine therefore requires consideration of cost, purity of the vaccine preparation in terms of the amount of egg protein and endotoxin, allergy to different constituents of the vaccine, reactogenicity profiles, as well as the preferred route of administration. Intradermal injection of the vaccine appears to be a viable alternative to the traditional intramuscular administration with the additional benefit of requiring a smaller volume of vaccine. Despite the documented benefits in various community and institutional settings, influenza vaccination has been underutilised by most target groups. A major obstacle to broader coverage of vaccination is the perceived ineffectiveness of the vaccine and the relatively benign nature of the illness in most patients. Uptake of vaccine among target populations, especially health care workers, needs to be improved through a concerted effort between frontline clinicians and health authorities.en_HK
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dc.subjectInfluenzaen_HK
dc.subjectInfluenza vaccinesen_HK
dc.subjectVaccines, attenuateden_HK
dc.subjectVaccines, inactivateden_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza Vaccines - administration & dosage - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, Human - prevention & control/virologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshImmunization Programsen_HK
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