Preliminary results for influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) against acute respiratory illness with circulating laboratory-confirmed influenza viruses in New Zealand from 27 April to 26 September 2015, using a case test negative design were 36% (95% confidence interval (CI): 11–54) for general practice encounters and 50% (95% CI: 20–68) for hospitalisations.

VE against hospitalised influenza A(H3N2) illnesses was moderate at 53% (95% CI: 6–76) but improved compared with previous seasons.

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Bissielo A, Pierce N, Huang Q, Thomson M, Kelly H, Mishin V and Turner N on behalf of the SHIVERS investigation team

Publication

Eurosurveillance 21(1)

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Journal article

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