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Viruses

Published: 2020
SYNOPSIS

There is a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and Influenza Vaccination Rate (IVR) of people ≥65 years-old.

TITLE

Positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide

CITATION

Wehenkel C. 2020. Positive association between COVID-19 deaths and influenza vaccination rates in elderly people worldwide. PeerJ 8:e10112 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10112

SUMMARY

The aim of this study was therefore to analyze the association between COVID-19 related deaths and influenza vaccination rate (IVR) in elderly people worldwide.  The results showed a positive association between COVID-19 deaths and IVR of people ≥65 years-old. There is a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths from eastern to western regions in the world. Further exploration is needed to explain these findings, and additional work on this line of research may lead to prevention of deaths associated with COVID-19.

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