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Document ID (ISN)102904
CIS number 03-1641
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohen P., Darling C., Hampson A., Downs K., Tasset-Tisseau A.
Title Influenza vaccination in an occupational setting: Effectiveness and cost-benefit study
Bibliographic information Apr. 2003, Vol.19, No.2, p.167-182. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) influenza; cost-benefit analysis; steelworks; vaccination
Descriptors (secondary) sickness absenteeism; programme evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; France
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Iron and steel industry
Economic aspects
Bacterial and parasitic diseases