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Faut-il vacciner les sujets âgés [Should elderly persons be vaccinated?]
Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin Praxis
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.
Age Factors, Aged, Aging, Bacterial Vaccines, Humans, Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes, Infection, Infection Control, Influenza Vaccines, Pneumococcal Vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Vaccination
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