Influenza vaccination and hospitalisation in Elderly Health Centres

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Authors

  • C M Schooling
  • S M McGhee
  • B J Cowling
  • W M Chan
  • V C W Wong
  • G M Leung

Abstract

1. A cohort of Elderly Health Centres was examined to determine whether influenza vaccination decreased hospitalisation and mortality. 2. In the influenza season, influenza vaccination reduced all-cause mortality by half and cardiorespiratory hospitalisation by a quarter. The extent to which influenza vaccination protects older people from serious morbidity and mortality needs to be confirmed in appropriately designed studies, so that scarce health care resources can be used effectively

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalHong Kong Medical Journal
Volume18 Suppl 2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cause of Death, Female, Health Services for the Aged, Hong Kong, Hospitalization, Humans, Influenza, Human, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Pneumonia, Poisoning, Poisson Distribution, Vaccination, Wounds and Injuries