Faut-il vacciner les sujets âgés [Should elderly persons be vaccinated?]

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serval:BIB_2B597D660DB1
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Faut-il vacciner les sujets âgés [Should elderly persons be vaccinated?]
Journal
Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin Praxis
Author(s)
Darioli R., Raeber P.A.
ISSN
1013-2058
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1990
Volume
79
Number
35
Pages
990-992
Language
french
Abstract
The susceptibility to infectious diseases in the elderly may be explained by the age-related physiological immune deficiency. Influenza and pneumococcal infections are the most frequent ones in this age. These infections can be efficiently prevented by vaccination, a fact that is often not considered. Other vaccinations should be considered in risk circumstances, such as travel to foreign countries. The lack of vaccination programs for the elderly constitutes a problem which should be resolved.
Keywords
Age Factors, Aged, Aging, Bacterial Vaccines, Humans, Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes, Infection, Infection Control, Influenza Vaccines, Pneumococcal Vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Vaccination
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