Low coverage of seasonal influenza vaccination in the elderly in many European countries.

@article{Mereckiene2008LowCO,
  title={Low coverage of seasonal influenza vaccination in the elderly in many European countries.},
  author={Jolita Mereckiene and Suzanne Cotter and J. Todd Weber and Angus Nicoll and D Levy-bruhl and Antonio Blanco Ferro and Giuseppe Tridente and Greta Zanoni and P. Bruce Berra and Stefania Salmaso and D. O'Flanagan},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 41}
}
In May 2003, the 56th World Health Assembly (WHA) recommended influenza vaccination for all people at high risk defined as the elderly and persons with underlying diseases [1]. The WHA countries, including all European Union (EU) Member States, also committed to the goal of attaining vaccination coverage of the elderly population of at least 50% by 2006 and 75% by 2010 and to having mechanisms for monitoring the uptake [1]. To date there has been no published survey on how successful European… CONTINUE READING