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Influenza vaccination: do the aged reap the benefit?
  1. R. Morgan,
  2. D. King,
  3. C. J. Turnbull
  1. Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, Merseyside, UK.


    An audit of 100 elderly in-patients with appropriate medical conditions revealed that 63% had not been vaccinated this winter. 74% would have accepted vaccination if offered. A general practitioner questionnaire found that 42% relied on elderly patients coming forward and requesting vaccination. Unfortunately, many elderly patients are still missing out on influenza vaccination.

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