A universal long-term flu vaccine may not prevent severe epidemics.

TitleA universal long-term flu vaccine may not prevent severe epidemics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVardavas, R, Breban R, Blower S
JournalBMC research notes
Volume3
Pagination92
Date Published2010
ISSN1756-0500
Abstract

Recently, the promise of a new universal long-term flu vaccine has become more tangible than ever before. Such a vaccine would protect against very many seasonal and pandemic flu strains for many years, making annual vaccination unnecessary. However, due to complacency behavior, it remains unclear whether the introduction of such vaccines would maintain high and stable levels of vaccination coverage year after year.

Alternate JournalBMC Res Notes