Via Eurosurveillance: Interim estimates of 2013/14 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 from Canada's sentinel surveillance network, January 2014. The abstract:
The 2013/14 influenza season to date in Canada has been characterised by predominant (90%) A(H1N1)pdm09 activity. Vaccine effectiveness (VE) was assessed in January 2014 by Canada’s sentinel surveillance network using a test-negative case–control design. Interim adjusted-VE against medically-attended laboratory-confirmed influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection was 74% (95% CI: 58–83). Relative to vaccine, A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses were antigenically similar and genetically well conserved, with most showing just three mutations across the 50 amino acids comprising antigenic sites of the haemagglutinin protein.