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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2005
Last updated: May 31, 2007
Last verified: August 2006
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).

Influenza Vaccines

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2007
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.

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: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00265161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4180905
Study First Received: December 12, 2005
Last Updated: May 31, 2007

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 processed this record on August 21, 2017