Promoting life course vaccination.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_EBD4CA5AB790
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Promoting life course vaccination.
Journal
Rejuvenation Research
Author(s)
Michel J.P., Lang P.O.
ISSN
1557-8577 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1549-1684
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Number
1
Pages
75-81
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Infectious diseases remain a significant cause of morbi-mortality in adults aged over 60 years, and many of these diseases are vaccine-preventable (VPDs). There is a pressing need to promote a lifelong vaccine schedule to increase vaccination against VPDs during the different stages of life. We outline the impact of vaccines on the burden of common infectious diseases and consider the negative clinical impact of VPDs in the unvaccinated population. We further illustrate that vaccine uptake is associated with a reduction in the burden of VPDs at any age of life, due to herd immunity. Disability-free and healthy aging is closely linked to childhood health and medical conditions in young adulthood. The midlife vaccine gap drastically impacts health in later life, especially in unvaccinated and older populations. These arguments underline the need for a preventive lifelong health perspective from childhood through old age.
Keywords
Aged, Child, Communicable Disease Control, Communicable Diseases/epidemiology, Communicable Diseases/immunology, Geriatrics, Humans, Vaccination/methods, Vaccines/immunology
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Web of science
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