Effects of a large-scale intervention with influenza and 23-valent pneumococcal vaccines in elderly people: a 1-year follow-up.

@article{Hedlund2003EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a large-scale intervention with influenza and 23-valent pneumococcal vaccines in elderly people: a 1-year follow-up.},
  author={Jonas Hedlund and Brith Christenson and P R Lundbergh and Ake Ortqvist},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 25-26},
  pages={3906-11}
}
To assess the effectiveness of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in reducing hospitalisation and deaths in elderly people, the population aged > or =65 years in Stockholm County, Sweden (n = 259627) were invited to take part in a vaccination campaign with influenza and 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PV). A no. of persons (100,242) (vaccinated cohort) were vaccinated with one or both vaccines during the campaign. The incidence of hospital admissions during 1 year after the vaccination… CONTINUE READING
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