The ongoing value of first few X studies for COVID-19 in the Western Pacific Region

Marcato, Adrian J., Fielding, James E., Crooks, Kristy, Massey, Peter D., Le, Linh-Vi, Bergeri, Isabel, and Mcvernon, Jodie (2022) The ongoing value of first few X studies for COVID-19 in the Western Pacific Region. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 13 (1). 873.

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First few ‘X’ (FFX) studies for COVID-19 involve data collection from confirmed cases and their close contacts. They remain relevant especially as many remain susceptible to infection, and as they can provide detailed insight into vaccine effectiveness and the epidemiology of variants of concern, helping to inform a proportionate health response.

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Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 2094-7313
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Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 07:47
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