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Sickness Absence Following a Campaign of Vaccination Against Influenza in the Workplace

Creator: Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion

Geography: Europe, United Kingdom

Categories: Immunizations and Public Health, Infectious Diseases

Tags: influenza

Date: 1996

URL: http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/2/146.full.pdf+html

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PDF, 5 pages.

“This study was designed as a retrospective cohort study of those employees vaccinated against influenza vs. unvaccinated employees in a service company. The objective was to investigate whether vaccinating employees against influenza in an occupational setting was of any benefit. There were 2,557 persons entered in the study who were in continuous employment between 1 October 1990 and 31 March 1992 of which 23.5% (601) were vaccinated. The study was carried out at First Data Resources Limited in Basildon, Essex UK. The main outcome measure was self-reported influenza sickness lasting four or more days and reduction in sickness absence due to vaccination against influenza.”