Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in older adults living in nursing home: a survival analysis on the shelter study

The European Journal of Public Health
Volume 27, Issue 6, 1 December 2017
https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/issue/27/6

Aging and Health
Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in older adults living in nursing home: a survival analysis on the shelter study
Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines have been proved to be effective and safe in preventing and controlling infection among elderly, reducing morbidity and mortality. However, some evidences raised health concerns related to these vaccinations. This study aims to identify prevalence and outcomes related to influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations in a large European population of frail old people living in nursing homes (NHs).
Andrea Poscia; Agnese Collamati; Angelo Carfì; Eva Topinkova; Tomas Richter
European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue 6, 1 December 2017, Pages 1016–1020, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx150