The Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine Among Health Care Workers in a Hospital Setting.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 1, 2007
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HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:
The study will be held in the winter of 2005-2007. The aim is to assess the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in health care workers (HCW).

Condition or disease
Influenza Vaccines

Detailed Description:
The study will be held in the winter of 2005-2006. Groups of vaccinated HCW and not vaccinated HCW will be followed for symptoms suggestive of influenza. For each event a quick through test for influenza A or B will be done and if positive will be confirmed by viral study. Data regarding days of illness, absence from work, therapy etc., will be collected. Effectiveness will be calculated as well as cost/effectiveness of vaccination.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Study Start Date : December 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu Flu Shot
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Previously healthy health care worker vaccinated or not

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immunocompromised state

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00265161

Pediatric Dpt A', HaEmek Medical Center
Afula, Israel, 18101
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: Dan Miron, MD HaEmek Medicak Center, Afula, Israel Identifier: NCT00265161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4180905
First Posted: December 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 1, 2007
Last Verified: August 2006

Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
influenza vaccine
health care worker

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases