Association between seasonal influenza vaccination and antimicrobial use in Japan from the 2015–16 to 2020–21 seasons: from the VENUS study
Seasonal influenza vaccination might be considered an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) countermeasure because it can reduce unnecessary antimicrobial use for acute respiratory infection by mitigating the burden of such diseases.
Our results suggest that seasonal influenza vaccination is associated with lower frequencies of unnecessary antibiotic prescription and of healthcare facility consultation.
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