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Strategies for Geriatric Pneumonia in Healthcare Facilities – How Effective is Combined Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination?

Authors Seki M

Received 27 May 2020

Accepted for publication 22 August 2020

Published 18 September 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 663—666

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S264835

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Masafumi Seki

Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai City, Japan

Correspondence: Masafumi Seki
Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 1-15-1 Fukumuro, Miyagino-Ku, Sendai City, Miyagi 983-8612, Japan
Tel +81-22-259-1221
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Email m-seki@tohoku-mpu.ac.jp

Abstract: Vaccination is an important strategy to prevent influenza and its related pneumococcal pneumonia. Combined influenza and pneumococcal vaccination should be recommended because of the synergic effects of the two vaccines, compared with either influenza vaccine or pneumococcal vaccine alone.

Keywords: influenza virus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, nursing and healthcare-associated pneumonia, NHCAP, mortality, cost-effectiveness

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