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Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions

  1. Roger E Thomas1,*,
  2. Tom Jefferson2,
  3. Toby J Lasserson3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 22 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005187.pub4


How to Cite

Thomas RE, Jefferson T, Lasserson TJ. Influenza vaccination for healthcare workers who care for people aged 60 or older living in long-term care institutions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD005187. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005187.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Calgary, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    The Cochrane Collaboration, Roma, Italy

  3. 3

    The Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Editorial Unit, London, UK

*Roger E Thomas, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, UCMC, #1707-1632 14th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 1N7, Canada. rthomas@ucalgary.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 22 JUL 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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Carman 2000 {published data only}
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Hayward 2006 {published data only}
Lemaitre 2009 {published data only}
Oshitani 2000 {published data only}
  • Oshitani H, Saito R, Seki N, Tanabe N, Yamazaki O, Hayashi S, et al. Influenza vaccination levels and influenza-like illness in long-term-care facilities for elderly people in Niigata, Japan, during an influenza A (H3N2) epidemic. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2000;21(11):728-30.
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References to studies excluded from this review

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Bellei 2007 {published data only}
Bertin 2007 {published data only}
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Carusone 2007 {published data only}
Chicaíza-Becerra 2008 {published data only}
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Sato 2005 {published data only}
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References to other published versions of this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Thomas 2006
Thomas 2010