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The burden of influenza in adults 65 years old and above compared with other age groups: cumulative hospitalization rates (per 100,000 population) for influenza seasons 2012-2013 to 2016-2017.

Effective Immunization of Older Adults Against Seasonal Influenza

The 2017-2018 influenza season reminds us that it is important for health care professionals to be prepared for the annual onslaught of this contagious respiratory disease associated with potentially serious complications. Vaccination is by far the best method to prevent and control influenza, reducing illness, hospitalizations, and mortality. The highest rates of influenza-associated morbidity and […]

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Uptake of Influenza Vaccination and Missed Opportunities Among Adults

Since 1960, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended influenza vaccination for adults with certain high-risk conditions because of increased risk for complications from influenza infection. We assessed national influenza vaccination among persons ages 18-64 years with high-risk conditions. Methods We analyzed data from the 2012 and 2013 National Health Interview Survey. The Kaplan-Meier […]

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