Influenza A/H1N1 Vaccination Response Is Inadequate in Down Syndrome Children When the Latest Cut-off Values Are Used

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We determined the response of 48 Down syndrome children to 2 doses of influenza A/H1N1 vaccination. Ninety-two percent of the children reached the previously defined protective level (hemagglutination-inhibition titer ≥1:40), but only 27% of the children reached the level of ≥1:110 which was recently described to predict the conventional 50% clinical protection rate in children. Further studies, and potentially adaptations of the schedule, are needed.

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