A discussion of the importance of flu and pneumonia vaccine for the elderly
The protective effect of influenza vaccine against influenza related hospitalization is well established at an individual level, but the effect of vaccination programme at the population level is unknown in this study we compared a risk disease-based free-of-charge influenza vaccination programme in preventing hospitalizations due to influenza or pneumonia. During the flu pandemic of 1918, the initial vaccine used was a pneumonia vaccination good article to read on recent findings: sciencedaily (oct 11, 2007) often called the most devastating epidemic in the recorded history of the world, the 1918 influenza virus pandemic was responsible for more than 40 million deaths across the. The influenza vaccine, also known as a flu shot, a study on selection bias for influenza vaccine in the elderly found that it could account for the entirety of the protective effect  a 2008 cochrane review of healthy children found influenza vaccines are efficacious in children older than two but little evidence is available for. In a previous year’s discussion of the flu, i provided information about the steps i wanted you to take to balance your system and achieve a robust immunity you can review my suggestions for preventing the flu and enjoying excellent immunity here: prevent the flu personally, i always start with food because it is the best medicine.
The audit showed that despite personal postal invitations, a high‐profile practice campaign promoting the vaccine, dedicated ‘flu’ clinics and home visits for the elderly, 417% of those aged 75 and over chose not to have an influenza vaccination for the winter 1999/2000 the purpose of the study was to analyse in depth the influences on. Pneumococcal and influenza vaccination rate improvement initiatives for elderly patients the brooklyn hospital center, department of. Community-acquired pneumonia (cap) is one of the most common infectious diseases and is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide typical bacterial pathogens that cause the condition include streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-sensitive and -resistant strains), haemophilus influenza (ampicillin-sensitive. Cocooning, herd immunity and effectiveness of influenza vaccines so you think you should be vaccinated common thought is that vaccines are protective and safe surprisingly, there is little to no evidence that they work or that they are safe flu shots for kids under 2 years old no evidence the elderly should get their flu shots no.
For the influenza pandemic of 2009–2010, countries responded to the direct threat of influenza but may have missed opportunities and strategies to limit secondary pneumococcal infections delivering both vaccines together can potentially increase pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (ppv23) immunization rates and prevent additional hospitalizations and mortality in the elderly. The flu shot vaccine is a controversial topic it is recommended for pregnant women, children, elderly, and those with immune problems is it safe or effective. Discussion it has been demonstrated repeatedly that pcv7 has substantially reduced ipd among vaccinated children our data extend these observations to show significant reductions in ipd and pneumococcal pneumonia in all age groups our modeling results indicate that the vaccine has prevented nearly 800,000 hospitalizations for pneumococcal pneumonia. I agree with your concern over vivian’s reference to her mother getting the flu following a flu shot as not being enough “evidence” against getting the vaccine theoretically, flu vaccines have “dead” versions of the chosen virus(es) and the makers claim it’s impossible to “get” the flu from a flu shot in addition, the flu is a. Elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease abstract background: acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide most acute exacerbations are triggered by community-acquired respiratory infections influenza vaccines are currently recommended for all.
Compared with community-dwelling persons, residents in long-term care facilities have more functional disabilities and underlying medical illnesses and are at increased risk of acquiring infectious diseases pneumonia is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this group risk factors include unwitnessed aspiration, sedative medication, and. The vaccine basics web section on vaccineinformationorg provides information about importance of vaccines and answers many common questions about vaccines and getting vaccinated. Influenza can lead to complications, such as pneumonia, in high risk groups -- mainly the elderly and people with heart, lung, or kidney dysfunctions, diabetes, anemia, or compromised immune systems in some circumstances, severe complications in high risk groups can lead to death.
If the primary outcome with increase in vaccination rates in thuringia is reached in the elderly, we also expect a reduction in the incidence of influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, invasive pneumococcal disease (ipd) and to a lesser extent sepsis and pneumonia in the target population also. Government health projections confirm, and the cdc has been forced to acknowledge, that elderly people, with or without the flu shot, show less than a one percent rate of being hospitalized for pneumonia and influenza that means that 99 percent of elderly people manage to weather the storm in an even more shocking study, the cdc. Fedson et al were among the first to report influenza vaccine effectiveness (ive) against hospitalization and death in the elderly using the linked immunization and health outcome administrative databases for the population of manitoba, canada fedson et al reported ive against hospital admission for pneumonia of 37–39% and against all. Prevnar-13 halts pneumonia in seniors efficacy of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was persistent. What you'll learn - demonstrate knowledge of the origins, spread and control of infectious disease epidemics - demonstrate understanding of the importance of effective communication about epidemics - demonstrate understanding of key contemporary issues relating to epidemics from a global perspective.
Request the powerpoint slide set give birth to the end of hep b: what hospitals need to do to protect newborns a presentation about the importance of the hepatitis b vaccine birth dose and iac’s hepatitis b vaccine birth dose honor roll. The elderly as the highest risk group, was discussed among meeting participants, the importance of young children as a high risk group for pneumonia highlighted the positive impact that maternal and childhood influenza immunization might have if implemented in developing. Study protocol open access increasing influenza and pneumococcal vaccine uptake in the elderly: study protocol for the multi-methods prospective. Actual discussion: parent i want #ebola vaccine for my child doc there isn't one, but we have #flushot parent we don't believe in that so much of what we are for at science-based medicine is reflected in what we oppose: all the pseudo-medical interventions and scams it is not always a positive message, forever noting why.
- Allocation of health care resources to increase vaccine coverage should remain a priority, with a focus on spreading awareness of the hepatitis b vaccine recommendation for people with diabetes.
- It is important to seek early medical attention, because the flu can often transition to a more serious condition like pneumonia in the elderly various senior centers across the county partner with wellness stores like riteaid and walgreen’s to conveniently offer flu.
- Influenza is caused by a virus and causes more severe illness than the common cold it can cause serious and debilitating complications, including pneumonia, especially in people that are vulnerable such as the elderly and other in the at risk group.
Is the adjuvanted influenza vaccine more effective than the trivalent inactivated vaccine in the elderly population results of a case-control study. The study demonstrates that improvements in vaccination coverage among non-elderly persons and improvements in vaccine effectiveness among the elderly will lead to greater gains in program effectiveness these data can be used to estimate the economic impact of vaccination programs on the national level in addition, the model.