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  • Some thoughts on influenza vaccine and regular influenza vaccination for healthcare workers

    Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2018 Nov;20(11):881-886.
    [Some thoughts on influenza vaccine and regular influenza vaccination for healthcare workers].

    [Article in Chinese]
    Yao KH1.
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    Abstract

    It has been 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic but influenza is still an uncontrolled infectious disease. In some developed countries, the coverage rate of influenza vaccine can reach as high as 60%-70%, and even up to 90% or higher in some specific population, such as the elderly and healthcare workers. The coverage rate of influenza vaccination in Chinese people, however, is very low, only about 2%-3% per year. The limitations of influenza vaccine, and the purpose and significance of influenza vaccination, the imbalance of vaccine information and the importance of inoculation for healthcare workers are discussed in this paper. The resistance to popularize influenza vaccination is explored from different perspectives. It is hoped that more people will recognize the objective epidemiological data, and get rid of misunderstandings based on their experiences. Healthcare workers in particular, and the general population, should be encouraged to have an influenza vaccination.


    PMID: 30477616
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