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Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination of the elderly in Taiwan.
Vaccine. 2004 Jul 29; 22(21-22):2806-11.V

Abstract

In 1998, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to provide free influenza vaccination to high-risk groups, mainly the elderly. The purpose of this study is to determine: (1) the annual mortality rate from influenza and pneumococcal-related illnesses such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema and asthma and (2) the effectiveness of and adverse events associated with the influenza vaccination. In the elderly, influenza vaccination caused the annual death rate due chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, and asthma to decline steadily but had no effect on the annual pneumonia death rate. The only adverse effect of concern was vertigo (in approximately 2-3%).

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Department of Family Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Section 2, Chen-Kung Road, Nei-Hu, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. lcc8224@giga.net.twNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15246615

Citation

Chen, Yeong-Hwang, et al. "Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination of the Elderly in Taiwan." Vaccine, vol. 22, no. 21-22, 2004, pp. 2806-11.
Chen YH, Liou SH, Chou CC, et al. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination of the elderly in Taiwan. Vaccine. 2004;22(21-22):2806-11.
Chen, Y. H., Liou, S. H., Chou, C. C., Su, W. L., Loh, C. H., & Lin, S. H. (2004). Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination of the elderly in Taiwan. Vaccine, 22(21-22), 2806-11.
Chen YH, et al. Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination of the Elderly in Taiwan. Vaccine. 2004 Jul 29;22(21-22):2806-11. PubMed PMID: 15246615.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination of the elderly in Taiwan. AU - Chen,Yeong-Hwang, AU - Liou,Saou-Hsing, AU - Chou,Chih-Chieh, AU - Su,Wen-Lin, AU - Loh,Ching-Hui, AU - Lin,Shih-Ha, PY - 2003/09/05/received PY - 2003/12/12/revised PY - 2004/01/07/accepted PY - 2004/7/13/pubmed PY - 2004/10/19/medline PY - 2004/7/13/entrez SP - 2806 EP - 11 JF - Vaccine JO - Vaccine VL - 22 IS - 21-22 N2 - In 1998, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to provide free influenza vaccination to high-risk groups, mainly the elderly. The purpose of this study is to determine: (1) the annual mortality rate from influenza and pneumococcal-related illnesses such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema and asthma and (2) the effectiveness of and adverse events associated with the influenza vaccination. In the elderly, influenza vaccination caused the annual death rate due chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, and asthma to decline steadily but had no effect on the annual pneumonia death rate. The only adverse effect of concern was vertigo (in approximately 2-3%). SN - 0264-410X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15246615/Influenza_and_pneumococcal_vaccination_of_the_elderly_in_Taiwan_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0264410X04000313 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -