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Update on vaccination guidelines for older adults.

Pilkinton MA, Talbot HK
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 63 (3): 584-8

PMID: 25753174 · DOI:10.1111/jgs.13375

Vaccination is a vital component of routine preventative health. Older adults can potentially benefit most from vaccines because they have greater susceptibility to disease and associated complications. The number of infections covered and the types of vaccines available has grown significantly in recent years. Although this represents tremendous progress, it can also result in confusion and missed opportunities to provided recommended vaccinations. This review summarizes the current guidelines for vaccination of older adults and highlights the latest innovations.

© 2015, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2015, The American Geriatrics Society.

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Aged Humans Influenza Vaccines Pneumococcal Vaccines Practice Guidelines as Topic Vaccination Vaccines

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