Mercer Island Elderly Data

Elderly Data

For older populations, most of whom are women, preventing
illnesses and deaths through the use of vaccines is
a leading public health challenge. Our understanding about
how age and sex affect the immune system is limited, and
basic and translational research aimed at improving vaccines
and immune responses of older persons is needed.
In the meantime, fully implementing current vaccine recommendations,
particularly those for influenza and pneumococcal
vaccines, can save thousands of lives and prevent
illnesses in persons >50 years of age.