Influenza, RSV and COVID-19
Ahead of the winter influenza season in 2020-21, UNCOVER explored the implications of COVID-19 for national influenza immunisation strategies.
There is a substantial burden on healthcare services during the winter, largely due to circulating seasonal influenza viruses. Ahead of the 2020-21 influenza season in the UK, UNCOVER carried out a comparative review of findings from the 2020 influenza season in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as exploring national and regional recommendations for influenza vaccination in the context of COVID-19. This area of work is ongoing. If you are a volunteer interested in joining this review, or an external organisation interested in partnering with UNCOVER, please get in touch with us.
Please take note of the dates of reviews and publications. Reviews produced early in the pandemic may have been superseded by more recent findings.
A Living Review Examining the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Influenz and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity (Weekly Updates)
By: Kulkarni, D., Ashcroft, T., Lee, B., Nundy, M., Hartnup, K., Theodoratou, E., McQuillan, R., Shi, T.
Summary: National Influenza Immunisation Strategies in the COVID-19 Era
By: Nair, H., Wang, X., Kulkarni, D., Dozier, M., Hartnup, K., Campbell, H.
|Dr Ruth McQuillan||Review Lead||View Profile|
|Professor Evropi Theodoratou||Review Lead||View Profile|
|Dr Ting Shi||Adviser||View Profile|
|Durga Kulkarni||Review Team Coordinator|
|Dr Rima Nundy||Review Team|
|Dr Thulani Ashcroft||Review Team|
|Bohee Lee||Review Team||View Profile|
|Karen Hartnup||Information Specialist|
|Dr Xue Li||Review Team|
|Dr Emma Farfan de los Godos||Review Team|
|Amanda Leow||Review Team|
|Eldad Agyei-Manu||Review Team|
|Vaishali Vardhan||Review Team|
|Ningxin Chen||Review Team|
|Liying Xu||Review Team|
|Yajing Zhou||Review Team|