Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly.

  title={Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly.},
  author={Vittorio Demicheli and Theresa Jefferson and Carlo Di Pietrantonj and Eliana Ferroni and Sarah Thorning and R. E. Thomas and Alessandro Rivetti},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND The consequences of influenza in the elderly (those age 65 years or older) are complications, hospitalisations, and death. The primary goal of influenza vaccination in the elderly is to reduce the risk of death among people who are most vulnerable. This is an update of a review published in 2010. Future updates of this review will be made only when new trials or vaccines become available. Observational data included in previous versions of the review have been retained for historical… CONTINUE READING


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