Preventive health for the elderly. Role of vaccination.

The Journal of the Florida Medical Association

PubMedID: 1460450

Harward MP. Preventive health for the elderly. Role of vaccination. J Fla Med Assoc. 1992;79(10):687-9.
Elderly patients should receive three vaccinations as part of routine health maintenance: influenza virus vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, and tetanus-diphtheria toxoid. The injections are inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective. The greatest barrier to effective immunization of the elderly population is not patient compliance but physician compliance. You are the key to the preventive health of your patients.