British Columbia, Canada data confirm pandemic pediatric influenza (H1N1, 2009/10) conferred a 6.1 to 12.8-fold increased risk for hospitalization, relative to pediatric covid-19, (2020-21); Seasonal pediatric influenza in (2015/16) and (2016/17) conferred 2.3 to 5.6-fold increased risk for hospitalization, relative to pediatric covid-19, (2020-21).

Solmaz Setayeshgar, James Wilton, Hind Sbihi, Moe Zandy, Naveed Janjua, Alexandra Choi, Kate Smolina. “Comparison of influenza and COVID-19 hospitalizations in British Columbia, Canada: a population-based study.” medRxiv 2022.08.26.22279284; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.08.26.22279284 https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.08.26.22279284v1

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