Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/555683
Title:
Influenza vaccination.
Authors:
Office for Health Gain; Department of Health (DOH)
Citation:
Department of Health, Office for Health Gain. 2000. Influenza vaccination. Dublin. Office for Health Gain.
Publisher:
Office for Health Gain.
Issue Date:
Sep-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/555683
Language:
en
Description:
Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by infection with an influenza virus. The illness affects the upper and/or lower respiratory tracts, is usually self limiting with recovery in two to seven days but it can be severe. Individuals infected with the virus may develop sudden fever, chills, headache, myalgia, sore throat and a non-productive cough. Serious respiratory complications can develop, including pneumonia, to which older people and all those with certain chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible. Influenza outbreaks occur virtually every year, almost exclusively in the winter months, although the extent and severity of such outbreaks vary widely. Influenza is highly contagious, spreading rapidly, especially in long stay residential facilities. Influenza vaccination has been shown to resuk in significant reductions in hospitalisation for all acute and chronic respiratory conditions. It is also associated with a reduction in hospital admissions due to congestive heart failure. A systematic review of research shows that vaccinating older people against influenza is an effective, safe and cost effective way of reducing influenza related deaths and illness. There is now a significant body of evidence which shows that giving influenza vaccine to all older people, irrespective of whether they have any underlying disease, is cost effective. Extending the influenza vaccination programme to cover all older people should result in significant health gain and social gain for all concerned. . There is also a growing body of evidence of the benefits, to both staff and patients, of key healthcare staff in hospital and community services getting the influenza vaccination.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; IMMUNISATION; INFLUENZA; HEALTH CARE; OLDER PEOPLE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOffice for Health Gainen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DOH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-25T13:39:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-25T13:39:54Zen
dc.date.issued2000-09-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health, Office for Health Gain. 2000. Influenza vaccination. Dublin. Office for Health Gain.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/555683en
dc.descriptionInfluenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by infection with an influenza virus. The illness affects the upper and/or lower respiratory tracts, is usually self limiting with recovery in two to seven days but it can be severe. Individuals infected with the virus may develop sudden fever, chills, headache, myalgia, sore throat and a non-productive cough. Serious respiratory complications can develop, including pneumonia, to which older people and all those with certain chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible. Influenza outbreaks occur virtually every year, almost exclusively in the winter months, although the extent and severity of such outbreaks vary widely. Influenza is highly contagious, spreading rapidly, especially in long stay residential facilities. Influenza vaccination has been shown to resuk in significant reductions in hospitalisation for all acute and chronic respiratory conditions. It is also associated with a reduction in hospital admissions due to congestive heart failure. A systematic review of research shows that vaccinating older people against influenza is an effective, safe and cost effective way of reducing influenza related deaths and illness. There is now a significant body of evidence which shows that giving influenza vaccine to all older people, irrespective of whether they have any underlying disease, is cost effective. Extending the influenza vaccination programme to cover all older people should result in significant health gain and social gain for all concerned. . There is also a growing body of evidence of the benefits, to both staff and patients, of key healthcare staff in hospital and community services getting the influenza vaccination.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOffice for Health Gain.en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectIMMUNISATIONen_GB
dc.subjectINFLUENZAen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.titleInfluenza vaccination.en_GB
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