Additive preventive effect of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in elderly persons.

@article{Christenson2004AdditivePE,
  title={Additive preventive effect of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines in elderly persons.},
  author={Brith Christenson and Jonas Hedlund and P R Lundbergh and Ake Ortqvist},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={363-8}
}
In 1999, all individuals > or = 65 yrs of age (n=258,754) in Stockholm County, Sweden, were offered influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in a prospective study on the effectiveness of these vaccines in reducing the need for hospital treatment and death due to influenza, pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). Data on hospitalisation and mortality during 1 yr were obtained from the administrative database in Stockholm County Council. Vaccination was performed in 124,702 (48… CONTINUE READING

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