Assessing the epidemiological impact of extending the national influenza vaccination programme to healthy children in England

Authored by: Helen Kay Green
Thesis Universiteit van Amsterdam
Promotor(s): M. Boele van Hensbroek
Copromotor(s): N. Andrews, M. Baguelin
Date of thesis defense: 10/09/2015

Infection with influenza can result in significant morbidity and mortality each winter. The key strategy for control is vaccination and it was recently recommended to extend the routine programme in England to include healthychildren. The aim of this thesis is therefore to collate the intelligence on monitoring the population-level burden of influenza, uptake of the vaccine andepidemiological impact of the programme through routine surveillance systems. Read more