|Document ID (ISN)||102904|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Cohen P., Darling C., Hampson A., Downs K., Tasset-Tisseau A.
||Influenza vaccination in an occupational setting: Effectiveness and cost-benefit study
||Apr. 2003, Vol.19, No.2, p.167-182. Illus. 34 ref.
||The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-benefit of influenza vaccination in reducing influenza-like illness and absenteeism among workers of a large steelworks. The study was a prospective, randomized trial conducted during the 2000 influenza season. Healthy adults aged 18-64 years were randomized into two groups: 270 received parenteral influenza vaccine (VAXIGRIP) and 270 had no intervention. Data were collected using self-reporting questionnaires for a total period of six months. This study suggests that influenza vaccination programs for healthy, working-age adults may represent a cost-effective intervention strategy from the employer's perspective during the influenza season, especially during the peak period of the disease.
||influenza; cost-benefit analysis; steelworks; vaccination
||sickness absenteeism; programme evaluation; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; France|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Iron and steel industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases