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Influenza vaccination uptake among people aged over 85 years: an audit of primary care practice in the UK

Fitchett, JR; Arnott, ND; (2014) Influenza vaccination uptake among people aged over 85 years: an audit of primary care practice in the UK. JRSM Open , 5 (7) 1- 2. 10.1177/2054270414531122. Green open access

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Abstract

Public health research and national guidelines have advocated for seasonal influenza vaccination in the elderly. General practice has established itself as an ideal setting for the safe administration and monitoring of vaccines.1 Due to waning immune systems and high levels of co-morbidities, the elderly are especially vulnerable to the acquisition of infectious diseases.2 Influenza in the elderly results in increased levels of hospitalisation, morbidity and mortality. This section of society clearly benefits from annual vaccination against circulating seasonal strains of influenza virus.3 Since a major policy change in 2000 from riskrelated vaccine administration to age-related vaccine administration, vaccine uptake on average has increased.1 Little is known about the vaccine uptake patterns in the elderly population aged 85 years and over. The primary objective was to audit the influenza vaccination uptake in Amherst Medical Practice among individuals aged over 85 years. Secondary objectives were: to determine the proportion of recurrent non-uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in the primary care setting, to identify the underlying factors associated with recurrent non-uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination, and provide baseline information to target and improve vaccine uptake among patients aged over 85 years.

Type: Article
Title: Influenza vaccination uptake among people aged over 85 years: an audit of primary care practice in the UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/2054270414531122
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2054270414531122
Language: English
Additional information: Creative Commons CC-BY-NC: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www. creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469462
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