Age-appropriate flu vaccines for older people
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Age-appropriate flu vaccines for older people

Sharon Graham Senior lecturer in adult, primary care and general practice nursing, Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence, Staffordshire University

What the latest government advice on age-related influenza vaccinations means in practice

In June 2017 the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) commented on the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV), saying that in those aged 18-64 years, effectiveness of the vaccine was modest for all strains, but in those aged 65 years and over, TIV effectiveness was significantly lower.

Primary Health Care. 28, 2, 16-17. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.2.16.s16

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