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Update on vaccination guidelines for older adults.

Authors
  • Pilkinton, Mark Alexander
  • Talbot, H Keipp
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2015
Volume
63
Issue
3
Pages
584–588
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13375
PMID: 25753174
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Vaccination is a vital component of routine preventative health. Older adults can potentially benefit most from vaccines because they have greater susceptibility to disease and associated complications. The number of infections covered and the types of vaccines available has grown significantly in recent years. Although this represents tremendous progress, it can also result in confusion and missed opportunities to provided recommended vaccinations. This review summarizes the current guidelines for vaccination of older adults and highlights the latest innovations.

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