TITLE

Prevention and vaccination strategies

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although considerable progress has been made over recent years in antimicrobial treatment and supportive care for patients with community acquired pneumonia, the issue of prevention remains important especially for those at "high risk." Vaccines against influenza A and against S pneumoniae are available currently. Influenza vaccination is recommended for those at high risk of mortality from influenza or pneumonia. These high risk groups include those with chronic lung, heart, renal and liver disease, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression due to disease or treatment and those aged over 65 years.
ACCESSION #
12965157

 

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