Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1982-0194
MARQUES, Fernanda Ribeiro Baptista; FURLAN, Mara Cristina Ribeiro; OKUBO, Patrícia and MARCON, Sonia Silva. Relationship between hospital morbidity and vaccination coverage against Influenza A. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.5, pp. 686-693. Epub Oct 02, 2012. ISSN 1982-0194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012005000022.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the profile of the individuals affected by the Influenza A virus (H1N1), and the impact of vaccination on priority groups for vaccination. METHODS: An ecological, observational, retrospective study, with a population of individuals living in the city of Maringá-PR who were hospitalized for Influenza A between 2009 and 2010. RESULTS: In 2009, there were 614 hospitalizations due to influenza A virus infection in Maringá-PR. The availability of the vaccine led to a decrease in the number of affected to 169 in 2010, with the vaccine impact occurring in the following population groups: pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses and adults 20 to 39 years. We identified the n CONCLUSION: eed to extend the age range for vaccination for children aged 2 to 4 years and to complete vaccination forms of vaccinated individuals and groups with greater rigor.
Keywords : Influenza A vírus; Epidemiology; Nursing; Influenza vaccines [adverse effects].