Following a suspected virus-vaccine mismatch, the screening method was used to estimate in almost real time the influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) against severe cases in high-risk individuals. Data on vaccination status were provided by the influenza severe surveillance system and data on vaccination coverage by the National Social Security Scheme. The analysis showed a decline of the vaccine effectiveness in 2011/12 (VE: 30% (95% CI: 22 39)) compared to 2010/11 (VE: 53% (95% CI: 40 67)).
Auteur : Bonmarin I, Belchior E, Le Strat Y, Levy Bruhl D
Eurosurveillance, 2012, vol. 17, n°. 18, p. pii=20163