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Influenza vaccine effectiveness against influenza-related hospitalization during a season with mixed outbreaks of four influenza viruses: a test-negative case-control study in adults in Canada

  • Melissa K. Andrew1,
  • Vivek Shinde2,
  • Todd Hatchette1,
  • Ardith Ambrose1,
  • Guy Boivin3,
  • William Bowie4,
  • Ayman Chit5,
  • Gael Dos Santos6,
  • May ElSherif1,
  • Karen Green7,
  • François Haguinet8,
  • Scott A. Halperin1,
  • Barbara Ibarguchi9,
  • Jennie Johnstone10,
  • Kevin Katz11,
  • Joanne M. Langley1,
  • Jason LeBlanc1,
  • Mark Loeb10,
  • Donna MacKinnon-Cameron1,
  • Anne McCarthy12,
  • Janet McElhaney13,
  • Allison McGeer7,
  • Michaela K. Nichols1,
  • Jeff Powis14,
  • David Richardson15,
  • Makeda Semret16,
  • Grant Stiver4,
  • Sylvie Trottier3,
  • Louis Valiquette17,
  • Duncan Webster18,
  • Lingyun Ye1,
  • Shelly A. McNeil1Email author and
  • on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Serious Outcomes Surveillance Network and the Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network (TIBDN)
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:805

Received: 22 June 2017

Accepted: 11 December 2017

Published: 29 December 2017

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Original Submission
22 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Victor Huber
11 Nov 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Peter Wark
4 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Melissa Andrew
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Dec 2017 Author responded Author comments - Melissa Andrew
Resubmission - Version 3
8 Dec 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
29 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2905-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Canadian Center for Vaccinology, IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
GSK, King of Prussia, Washington, DC, USA
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Québec, Canada
University of British Columbia, 452D, Heather Pavilion East, VGH, Vancouver, Canada
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Swiftwater, USA
Business & Decision Life Sciences, Bruxelles, Belgium, on behalf of GSK (Wavre, Belgium), Wavre, Belgium
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
GSK, Wavre, Belgium
GSK, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Mississauga, Canada
McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning, Hamilton, Canada
North York General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa, Canada
Health Sciences North Research Institute, Sudbury, Canada
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, Canada
William Osler Health System, Department of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, Brampton, Canada
McGill University, McGill University Health Centre, Glen Site, Montreal, Canada
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada
Saint John Regional Hospital, Dalhousie University, Saint John, Canada