La vaccination: le programme de toute une vie [Vaccination: a programme for the whole life].

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serval:BIB_3A5FAB7A6FF0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
La vaccination: le programme de toute une vie [Vaccination: a programme for the whole life].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Lang P.O., Michel J.P.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Volume
6
Number
270
Pages
2118-2124
Language
french
Abstract
In 2010 in Switzerland, vaccine-preventable infectious diseases still cause a significant morbi-mortality, notably among old adults. While the vaccination-based prevention in the aged population has been neglected for a long time, the two European geriatrics and gerontology societies, EUGMS, IAGG-ER has recently proposed a vaccine schedule dedicated to adults aged over 60 and promote a life-course vaccination programme. To convince of the importance of such measures in Switzerland, this article: recounts the beneficial impact of vaccines on the incidence of measles, pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus as well as influenza and pneumococcal diseases; presents the burden of these infectious diseases among the population no or insufficiently immunized; demonstrates that vaccinating in the respect of a life-course vaccine programme will reduce considerably the burden of these infectious disease.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Child, Child, Preschool, Health Promotion, Humans, Infant, Middle Aged, Switzerland, Vaccination/statistics & numerical data, Young Adult
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