Vaccination in the elderly: what can be recommended?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_3F48091F6926
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Vaccination in the elderly: what can be recommended?
Périodique
Drugs and Aging
Auteur(s)
Lang P.O., Aspinall R.
ISSN
1170-229X (Print)
ISSN-L
1170-229X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
31
Numéro
8
Pages
581-599
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The age-associated increased susceptibility to infectious disease would suggest that vaccination should be a route to promote healthy aging and keep our seniors autonomous and independent. While vaccination represents a cost-effective and efficient strategy at community level, the ability of the immune system to mount a protective immune response is still unpredictable at the level of the individual. Thus, at a similar age, some individuals, including the elderly, might still be 'good' responders while some other, even younger, would definitely fail to mount a protective response. In this review, the current burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in the aging and aged population will be detailed with the aim to identify the ideal vaccine candidates over the age of 50 years. This article will conclude with potential strategies to reduce, as best as possible, this burden and the imperative need to overcome barriers in extending current vaccine coverage towards to a lifelong vaccine schedule.
Mots-clé
Aged, Aging/immunology, Health Services for the Aged, Herpes Zoster/prevention & control, Humans, Influenza, Human/prevention & control, Middle Aged, Pneumococcal Infections/prevention & control, Vaccination, Vaccines/administration & dosage
Pubmed
Web of science
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15/04/2015 9:56
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03/03/2018 16:24
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