Nohynek Hanna

Chief Physician Infectious Disease Control and Vaccinations, THL

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Influenza vaccines to be evaluated in a brand-specific manner

Influenza viruses mutate rapidly. Therefore, the formulation of seasonal flu vaccines must be updated annually. Vaccine effectiveness is influenced by the similarity between the viruses the vaccine is designed to protect against, and viruses actually spreading during the epidemic. Effectiveness must be assessed annually, preferably already as the season unfolds, so that the World Health […]