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Vaccination in the elderly

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Peterson, GM, Vaccination in the elderly, Australian Pharmacist, 29, (9) pp. 758-760. ISSN 0728-4632 (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2010 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

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Abstract

The morbidity and mortality of vaccine- preventable diseases among older adults are high. Infectious diseases, particularly influenza and pneumonia, are the fifth leading cause of death among older adults. Immunisation is one of the most effective means of preventing disability and death from infectious diseases.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Elderly, morbidity, mortality, vaccine, preventable, diseases, infectious, influenza, pneumonia
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:64893
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2010-09-14
Last Modified:2013-03-04
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