Immunisation in the elderly

Duncan, Debbie (2017) Immunisation in the elderly. Nurse Prescribing, 15 (9). pp. 438-444. ISSN 1479-9189

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There is an increase in infectious diseases, such as influenza and pneumonia, presenting in the elderly population, which can lead to a significant proportion of hospital admissions or morbidity. Vaccination is the most efficient strategy in preventing many diseases that affect this age group, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and varicella zoster. This article will discuss the NHS national vaccination programme, and outlines three main vaccines that can help protect patients. These vaccinate against influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster.

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Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 11:00

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