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Vaccination in the Elderly

Borislav Aleraj

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str. 291-293

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Vaccination has become a part of our lives.
It begins already in the maternity ward, continues through
childhood and adolescence and fi nishes around the age of
twenty, providing us with valuable protection from then on
(1, 2, 3). However, vaccination is also a useful and important
prophylactic measure in the elderly, who belong to a vulnerable
age group due to biological features and, sometimes, life
circumstances. Elderly patients, just like children, are more
prone to some infectious diseases or have more problems in
fi ghting them (4). This can be accompanied with compromised
immunity to diseases with the already acquired immunity.

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the elderly, vaccination against flu, tetanus and pneumococcal diseases

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