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Flu Vaccines in Nursing Homes Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

Effective influenza vaccines in U.S. nursing homes save about 2,560 lives and prevent more than 3,200 hospitalizations annually, according to researchers who studied more than 1 million Medicare fee-for-service, long-stay nursing home residents between 2000 and 2009.

With well-matched vaccines, deaths dropped by an estimated 2%; pneumonia/influenza hospitalizations dropped 4.2%.

Authors concluded influenza vaccination is an important strategy for preventing both flu and pneumonia in these elderly adults.

See Pop-Vicas et al. (2015). Estimating the effect of influenza vaccination on nursing home residents’ morbidity and mortality. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(9), 1798-1804.

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