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
Checked for plagiarism Yes
Review by Single anonymous peer review
Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
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
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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