Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverages in geriatric health care settings in france

Gerontology
Gaëtan GavazziMonique Rothan-Tondeur

Abstract

Annual immunization with influenza vaccine is effective in preventing influenza-associated mortality and morbidity in the elderly. Pneumococcal vaccination is also considered as an effective strategy to decrease pneumococcal-associated diseases and mortality, particularly in the geriatric health care setting. However, in France, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination coverage in senior citizens living in long-term care facilities has not been comprehensively evaluated. A prospective multicenter study was conducted to measure influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage and to assess the existence of local recommendations and the reasons for reluctance to immunize patients in geriatric health care settings in France. Two questionnaires were developed: the initial questionnaire to record the demographic characteristics of patients in health care facilities and to note influenza and pneumococcal vaccine coverage, and a second questionnaire, sent to all responders in June 2003, to record the number and causes of death (December 2002 to April 2003). Questions about the reasons for non-vaccination were added to all settings which had pneumococcal or influenza vaccination coverages below the median levels in the first query. 105 health...Continue Reading

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