INFLUENZA VACCINATION IN 65 AND OVER AGE ADULTS IN ANTALYA/TURKEY


Polat H. H. , Oncel S., Turhan O., Akcan A., Eravsar K., Yalcin A. N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.15, no.4, pp.371-377, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-377

Abstract

Introduction: Influenza is a health threat to the elderly as it may lead to serious complications. Studies demonstrated that influenza vaccination is safe and effective in preventing and controlling infection among the elderly. The aim of the study was to determine the vaccination status against influenza in the over 65 year-old age group in Antalya.