Vaccination is a decisive measure to reduce the burden associated with infectious diseases among adults


Briko N.I.

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
The paper covers adult immunization. It gives information on the morbidity and mortality associated with influenza and pneumococcal infection in Russia and worldwide. It is emphasized that the elderly people have the highest death rates from these infections. The author has deduced from international experience that vaccination against influenza and pneumococcal infection in adults is highly epidemiologically, socially, and economically effective. It is concluded that it is necessary to compile a national calendar for immunization of adults and vaccination against influenza and pneumococcal infection in elderly people in Russia.

About the Autors


Prof. Briko Nikolai Ivanovich, MD; Acad. of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; Head, Department of Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Address: 8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991
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E-mail: briko@mma.ru


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