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Is the Influenza Vaccination in the Geriatric Population Needed?. By: Sarah Lombardi. 1918 Pandemic. Is the Influenza Vaccination Need?. H igh comorbidities in the geriatric population Hospitalizations Availability Cost. Comorbidities- having 2 or more health conditions simultaneously.

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is the influenza vaccination need
Is the Influenza Vaccination Need?
  • High comorbidities in the geriatric population
  • Hospitalizations
  • Availability
  • Cost
comorbidities having 2 or more health conditions simultaneously
Comorbidities- having 2 or more health conditions simultaneously
  • Roughly 22% of the elderly have a respiratory disease
  • Risk of Pneumonia
  • Exacerbations of current illnesses
hospitalizations
Hospitalizations
  • 270,000 hospitalizations in 2009
  • Over 50% of hospitalization in the geriatric population
  • 2009- 90% of deaths from the flu were in the geriatric population
  • Potential cost of $10,000.00
availability
Availability
  • Nursing Homes
  • Clinics
  • Pharmacies
  • Community Centers
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Cost
  • Average cost $6.02 - $30.92
  • Tax dollars
  • Comorbidities increase hospitalization costs
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Cost

Influenza Virus