Influenza control in the 21st century: Optimizing protection of older adults.

@article{Monto2009InfluenzaCI,
  title={Influenza control in the 21st century: Optimizing protection of older adults.},
  author={Arnold S. Monto and Filippo Ansaldi and Richard Aspinall and Janet E. Mcelhaney and Luis Felipe Monta{\~n}o and Kristin L. Nichol and Joan Puig-Barber{\`a} and Joe Schmitt and Iain James Stephenson},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 37},
  pages={
          5043-53
        }
}
Older adults (> or =65 years of age) are particularly vulnerable to influenza illness. This is due to a waning immune system that reduces their ability to respond to infection, which leads to more severe cases of disease. The majority ( approximately 90%) of influenza-related deaths occur in older adults and, in addition, catastrophic disability resulting from influenza-related hospitalization represents a significant burden in this vulnerable population. Current influenza vaccines provide… CONTINUE READING
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