Optimising influenza vaccination during a SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in South Africa could help maintain the integrity of our healthcare system

Preiser, Wolfgang ; Mendelson, Marc ; Taljaard, Jantjie (2020)

CITATION: Preiser, W., Mendelson, M. & Taljaard, J. 2020. Optimising influenza vaccination during a SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in South Africa could help maintain the integrity of our healthcare system. South African Medical Journal, 110(4):259, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i4.14692.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The novel infectious disease coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), first reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, seems increasingly unlikely to be contained, resulting in the first pandemic of this decade. Approximately 81% of those infected develop a relatively mild respiratory illness only. While this is good news, the risk of severe disease is higher for the elderly and persons with chronic illness.

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