Introducing seasonal influenza vaccine in low-income countries: an adverse events following immunization survey in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Title
Introducing seasonal influenza vaccine in low-income countries: an adverse events following immunization survey in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Authors
Phengxay, M; Mirza, SA; Reyburn, R; Xeuatvongsa, A; Winter, C; Lewis, H; Olsen, SJ; Tsuyuoka, R; Khanthamaly, V; Palomeque, FS; Bresee, JS; Moen, AC; Corwin, AL
Keywords
PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL; ADULTS
Issue Date
2015
Publisher
INFLUENZA OTHER RESP
Citation
Influenza Other Respir. Viruses;MAR;2015;9;2
Abstract
ObjectiveIn 2012, Lao PDR introduced seasonal influenza vaccine in pregnant women, persons aged 50years, persons with chronic diseases, and healthcare personnel. We assessed adverse events following immunization (AEFI). MethodsWe used a multistage randomized cluster sample design to interview vaccine recipients. FindingsBetween April and May 2012, 355902 were vaccinated. Of 2089 persons interviewed, 261 (125%) reported one or more AEFI. The most commonly reported AEFIs were local reactions. No hospitalizations or deaths were reported; 16% sought medical care. Acceptance and awareness of vaccination were high. ConclusionsFollowing the introduction of seasonal influenza vaccine in Lao PDR, self-reported adverse events were mild.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2486
ISSN
1750-2640
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2.Ministry of Health > Journal articles
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