The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has recommended that older people follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for adult vaccination.
“Staying current with immunization recommendations is particularly important for adults 65 years old and older, because they are at increased risk of severe complications from vaccine-preventable illnesses,” said American Geriatrics Society president Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF. “The coronavirus pandemic has truly emphasized the importance of vaccines in the prevention of disease."
Geriatrics health professionals are pioneers in advanced-illness care for older individuals with a focus on championing interprofessional teams, eliciting personal care goals, and treating older people as whole persons. They are in a unique position to offer immunization-related information tailored to the maintenance and reduction of risks related to each individual’s health conditions.
For the full statement on Immunization in Older Adults visit www.americangeriatrics.org/where-we-stand/position-statements-other-topics
Source: American Geriatrics Society