Impact of influenza vaccination on seasonal mortality in the US elderly population.

@article{Simonsen2005ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of influenza vaccination on seasonal mortality in the US elderly population.},
  author={Lone Simonsen and Thomas A Reichert and C{\'e}cile Viboud and William C Blackwelder and Robert J Taylor and Mark Andrew Miller},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={265-72}
}
BACKGROUND Observational studies report that influenza vaccination reduces winter mortality risk from any cause by 50% among the elderly. Influenza vaccination coverage among elderly persons (> or =65 years) in the United States increased from between 15% and 20% before 1980 to 65% in 2001. Unexpectedly, estimates of influenza-related mortality in this age group also increased during this period. We tried to reconcile these conflicting findings by adjusting excess mortality estimates for aging… CONTINUE READING

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