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Comparing influenza vaccine efficacy against mismatched and matched strains: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Andrea C Tricco1, Ayman Chit23, Charlene Soobiah1, David Hallett4, Genevieve Meier6, Maggie H Chen1, Mariam Tashkandi5, Chris T Bauch7 and Mark Loeb89*

Author Affiliations

1 Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2 GlaxoSmithKline, Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

3 Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4 Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

5 Applied Health Research Centre, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

6 North America Vaccines Division, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia, PA, USA

7 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

8 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

9 Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Michael G DeGroote Centre for Learning, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:153  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-153

Published: 25 June 2013

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Meta-analysis results.

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