Influenza - Seasonal
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Influenza virus
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Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection. There are three main antigen types of influenza: types A, B, and C. Influenza type A causes moderate to severe illness and affects all age groups. Type A can infect both humans and animals. Influenza type B generally causes milder disease than type A and primarily affects children. Type B infects only humans. Influenza type C is rarely reported as a cause of human illness. Influenza activity peaks from December to March in the Northern Hemisphere.

Influenza is transmitted from person to person mainly when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission can also occur from direct or indirect contact with respiratory secretions, such as when touching surfaces contaminated with influenza virus and then touching the eyes, nose, or mouth. Transmission can occur from the day before symptoms begin until about 5 days after symptoms begin in adults, or up to 10 days or more after symptoms begin in children.

About 50% of infected persons will develop "classic" influenza disease. This is characterized by the abrupt onset of fever, muscle pain, sore throat, nonproductive cough, runny nose, and headache. These symptoms generally last from 2 to 3 days. However, some people may experience a loss of strength or energy for several weeks. In addition, some people may develop complications, such as pneumonia.      

About the Vaccine

There are two main types of influenza vaccine. The first type is an inactivated vaccine given intramuscularly. There are multiple brands of inactivated influenza vaccine. There is also an intradermal inactivated influenza vaccine. The second type is a live attenuated vaccine given intranasally. Each year new formulations of influenza vaccines are made based on the predicted strains expected to cause illness during that season.

Influenza Vaccine Licensed for Use in the U.S.

Product: Afluria® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: CSL Biotherapies
Year licensed: 2007
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Product: Fluarix® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
Year licensed: 2005
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Product: Fluarix Quadrivalent ® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
Year licensed: 2012
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Product: Flublok® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Protein Sciences Corporation
Year licensed: 2013
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Product: Flucelvax® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Novartis Vaccines
Year licensed: 2012
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Product: FluLaval® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
Year licensed: 2006
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Product: FluLaval Quadrivalent® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline
Year licensed: 2013
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Product Name: FluMist Quadrivalent® (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: MedImmune
Year licensed: 2003
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Product Name: Fluvirin® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Novartis Vaccine
Year licensed: 1988
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Product Name: Fluzone® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Sanofi Pasteur
Year licensed: 1980
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Product Name: Fluzone High-Dose® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Sanofi Pasteur
Year licensed: 2009
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Product Name: Fluzone Intradermal® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Sanofi Pasteur
Year licensed: 2011
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Product Name: : Fluzone Quadrivalent® (Inactivated Influenza Vaccine)
Manufacturer: Sanofi Pasteur
Year licensed: 2013
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Indications Contraindications and precautions
  • All people 6 months and older.
  • People who have had a severe allergic reaction to a previous dose of influenza vaccine or an influenza vaccine component.*
  • People who are moderately or severely ill should wait until recovery before receiving any vaccine. Minor illnesses, such as a cold, are not a contraindication. Note: If the person has nasal congestion, do not administer influenza vaccine by the intranasal route.
  • People who have a history of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of a previous dose of influenza vaccine.
  • LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) may only be given to healthy, nonpregnant persons 2 through 49 years of age.
  • Inactivated influenza vaccine may be given to persons 6 months of age and older. Note: Some brands are not approved for use in younger children.

* Most Influenza vaccine contain egg protein and may contain thimerosal (Thimerosal content varies and preservative-free formulations are available. The tip cap and the rubber plunger of the needleless prefilled syringes may contain dry natural latex rubber (see package insert). Persons with egg allergy who report only hives after egg exposure should receive inactivated influenza vaccine. The vaccine should be given by a healthcare provider who is familiar with signs and symptoms of egg allergy and the vaccine recipient should be monitored for at least 30 minutes for signs and symptoms of allergic reaction. Persons with severe allergy to eggs should be referred to a provider with expertise in the management of allergic conditions for further evaluation. NOTE: FluBlok does not use eggs in its manufacturing process and can be safely given to those with egg allergies.

Vaccine Ages Dose/Route Routine Administration Schedule
Afluria® 5 years of age and older

ACIP does not recommend for children <9 years of age due to risk for febrile seizures.
Dose: 0.5 mL
0.5 mL (3 years of age and older)
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Fluarix® 3 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Fluarix Quadrivalent® 3 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Flublok® 18 through 49 years of age Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually.
Flucelvax® 18 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually.
FluLaval® 3 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
FluLaval Quadrivalent® 3 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
FluMist® Healthy, non-pregnant persons 2 through 49 years of age Dose: 0.2 mL (half into each nostril)
Route: Intranasally
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Fluvirin® 4 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Fluzone® 6 months of age and older Dose: 0.25 mL (6 -35 months of age)
0.5 mL (3 years of age and older)
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Fluzone High-Dose® 65 years of age and older Dose: 0.5 mL
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Only licensed for use in persons 65 years of age and older. At this time no preference for use of Fluzone High-Dose vaccine over other inactivated influenza vaccines.
Fluzone Intradermal® 18 through 64 years of age Dose: 0.1 mL
Route: Intradermal
Single dose annually.
Fluzone Quadrivalent® 6 months of age and older Dose: 0.25 mL (6 -35 months of age)
0.5 mL (3 years of age and older)
Route: Intramuscular (IM)
Single dose annually. Note: Children aged 6 months through 8 years need only 1 dose of vaccine for 2014–15 if they have received any of the following: 1) at least 1 dose of 2013–14 seasonal influenza vaccine; or 2) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010; or 3) 2 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of monovalent 2009(H1N1) vaccine; or 4) 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine before July 1, 2010, and 1 or more doses of seasonal influenza vaccine since July 1, 2010. Children in this age group for whom one of these conditions is not met require 2 doses for 2014–15 administered at least 4 weeks apart.
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Side Effects
  • Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given (15-20%).
  • Fever and malaise (<1%).
  • Severe allergic reaction (very rare).
Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Side Effects
Some children and adolescents 2 through 17 years of age have reported mild reactions including:
  • Runny nose, nasal congestion, or cough.
  • Headache and muscle aches.
  • Fever.
  • Wheezing.
  • Abdominal pain or occasional vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Severe allergic reaction (very rare).

Some adults 18 through 49 years of age have reported:
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion.
  • Headache
  • Cough, chills, tiredness/weakness.
  • Sore throat.
  • Severe allergic reaction (very rare).
Product Name Supplied Storage and Handling
Afluria®
CSL Biotherapies
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package), and 5 mL multi-dose vial (1 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Afluria® is a clear, colorless to slightly opalescent suspension with some sediment that resuspends upon shaking. Shake vial/syringe well before administering.
Agriflu®
Novartis Vaccines
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Agriflu® is a clear aqueous suspension. Allow the vaccine to reach room temperature and shake before use.
FluLaval®
GlaxoSmithKline
5 mL multi-dose vial (1 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen. Once entered, the multi-dose vial should be discarded after 28 days.

FluLaval® is a colorless to slightly opalescent suspension. Shake well before administering.
FluLaval Quadrivalent®
GlaxoSmithKline
5 mL multi-dose vial (1 per package). Store refrigerated between 2°C to 8°C (35°C to 46°CF). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen. Once entered, the multi-dose vial should be discarded after 28 days.

FluLaval® is a colorless to slightly opalescent suspension. Shake well before administering.
Fluarix®
GlaxoSmithKline
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes. (10 per package) Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluarix® is a colorless to slightly opalescent suspension. Shake well before administering.
Fluarix Quadrivalent®
GlaxoSmithKline
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes. (10 per package) Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluarix Quadrivalent® is a colorless to slightly opalescent suspension. Shake well before administering.
Flublok®
Protein Sciences Corporation
0.5 mL single dose vial (10 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Flublok® is a clear, colorless solution. Shake vial gently before withdrawing dose.
Flucelvax®
Novartis Vaccines
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Flucelvax® is a slightly opalescent suspension. Shake well before administering.
Fluvirin®
Novartis Vaccines
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package) and 5 mL multi-dose vial (1 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluvirin® is a slightly opalescent suspension. Shake well before administering.
Fluzone®
Sanofi Pasteur
0.25 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package), 0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package), 0.5 mL single dose vial (10 per package), and 5 mL multi-dose vial (1 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluzone® is a clear to a slightly opalescent suspension. Shake the syringe and single-dose vials well before administering the vaccine and shake the multi-dose vial each time before withdrawing a dose of vaccine.
Fluzone High-Dose®
Sanofi Pasteur
0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluzone High-Dose® is a clear to a slightly opalescent suspension. Shake the syringe well before administering the vaccine.
Fluzone Intradermal®
Sanofi Pasteur
0.1 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package. Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluzone Intradermal® is a clear to a slightly opalescent suspension. Gently shake the syringe before administering the vaccine. See product insert for specific instructions on administration.
Fluzone Quadrivalent®
Sanofi Pasteur
0.25 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package), 0.5 mL single dose prefilled syringes (10 per package), and 0.5 mL single dose vial (10 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Protect from light at all times. Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

Fluzone Quadrivalent® is a clear to a slightly opalescent suspension. Shake the syringe or vial well before administering the vaccine.
FluMist®
MedImmune
0.2 mL single-use sprayers (10 per package). Store refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (35° to 46°F). Do not freeze. Discard if vaccine has been frozen.

FluMist® is a colorless to pale yellow liquid and is clear to slightly cloudy. Administer half of the vaccine into one nostril. Then remove dose divider clip to administer the second half of the vaccine into the opposite nostril.     
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CBS News 09 Oct 14
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Federal Employees Health Benefits; Office of Personnel Management
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Sample Q&A: The Vaccines

Can I get seasonal flu illness from the flu vaccine?
Influenza vaccine does not cause the flu virus. Some vaccinated people may have mild flu-like symptoms, which are caused by the immune system's response to the vaccine. Other people may feel soreness or have mild, uncomfortable side effects. The most common side effects associated with the injected flu vaccine are redness, swelling, and soreness at the injection site. The nasal spray type of flu vaccine may cause runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, and chills in some patients. For more information please visit the CDC flu website or contact the IHB.
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2013 & 2014
Summary Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2013-14. The full recommendations will be published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Information on DoD Online 2014-15 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Training
Federal Employees Health Benefits; Office of Personnel Management
2 CDC videos emphasizing importance of flu vaccination for children between 6 months - 18 years
Recommendations of the Defense Health Board (DHB)
Recommendations of the Defense Health Board (DHB)
Recommendations of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB)
Package Insert - Vaccine
Package Insert - Vaccine
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Package Insert - Vaccine (not centrally contracted)
MedImmune 07 Jul 14
FluMist Quadrivalent
Sanofi-Pasteur 07 Jul 14
Fluzone Quadrivalent
Novartis 07 Jul 14
Flucelvax Trivalent
Novartis 07 Jul 14
Fluvirin Trivalent
GlaxoSmithKline 07 Jul 14
Flulaval Quadrivalent
GlaxoSmithKline 07 Jul 14
Flulaval Trivalent
Afluria
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MMQC-14-1126 18 Feb 14
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MMI-14-4001 31 Jan 14
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MMQC-12-1004 09 Jan 12
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Federal Employees Health Benefits; Office of Personnel Management
Video Instructions, produced by MILVAX, length (3:14)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explains the emergence and potential spread of new influenza viruses.


A Public Service Announcement by Army Surgeon General, LTG Patricia D. Horoho, about Immunization Awareness Month & the importance of the annual influenza vaccine.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vaccine Information Statement (Interim), Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
Vaccine Information Statement (Interim), Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
Washington POst 19 Oct 14
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CBS News 09 Oct 14
Do-it-yourself vaccines could be game-changer for flu season
CNN 18 Sep 14
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Author(s): Fuller T, Gilbert M, Martin V, Cappelle J, Hosseini P, Njabo K, Abdel Aziz S, Xiao X, Daszak P, Smith T
Publication: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Subject: Disease
Disease: 
Influenza - Seasonal
Influenza - Pandemic
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Publication: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, vol. 106
Subject: Vaccine-Safety
Disease: 
Influenza - Seasonal
Author(s): Government Accountability Office
Publication: GAO-13-374T
Subject: Vaccine-General
Disease: 
Influenza - Seasonal
Influenza - Pandemic
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Publication: NEJM
Subject: Vaccine-Effectiveness
Disease: 
Influenza - Seasonal