Challenges for vaccination in the elderly

@article{Aspinall2007ChallengesFV,
  title={Challenges for vaccination in the elderly},
  author={Richard J. Aspinall and Giuseppe Del Giudice and Rita B. Effros and Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein and Suryaprakash Sambhara},
  journal={Immunity & ageing : I & A},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
The increased susceptibility of the elderly to infection presents a major challenge to public health services. An aging immune system is well documented as the cause of increased infection rates in elderly people. Such immunosenescence is multi-factorial and incompletely understood. Immunosenescent changes include malfunctioning of innate immune system cellular receptors; involution of the thymus, with consequent reduction of the naïve T cell population; alteration of the T cell population… CONTINUE READING

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