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Article Dans Une Revue Gériatrie et psychologie & neuropsychiatrie du vieillissement Année : 2015

[Immunization schedule in the elderly].


Elderly people are more likely to develop severe infections diseases. Given the significant increase in the number of the elderly population, reducing the risk of infection by vaccination is a major preventive approach. The immunization schedule for 2014 in France yields, for the first time, vaccination recommendations for patients over 65 years. Tetanus-Diphtheria-Poliomyelitis vaccination is recommended to be given at the age of 65 years and then every 10 years, together with the pertussis vaccine to protect infants less than 6 months. Recommendation for vaccinations against seasonal influenza in autumn is maintained by the High Council for Public Health, which estimates that the population benefit persists despite the lower individual effectiveness in the elderly. The pneumococcal vaccine is recommended only in high-risk populations, and only once after the age 65. Zoster vaccine is recommended between 65 and 74, and the first year of its availability, can be proposed to elderly patients between 75 and 79 years. Vaccination in the elderly must be enhanced, and information about its advantages should be disseminated.

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hal-01891881 , version 1 (10-10-2018)



Gaetan Gavazzi, Gilles Berrut, Claude Jeandel. [Immunization schedule in the elderly].. Gériatrie et psychologie & neuropsychiatrie du vieillissement, 2015, pp.21-6. ⟨10.1684/pnv.2015.0551⟩. ⟨hal-01891881⟩


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