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Case study: DB is 72 years old and recently moved into a nursing home. She has not received her yearly influenza shot. DB has numerous health problems, including diabetes mellitus, arthritis (for which she receives prednisone) and emphysema. She has a history of having influenza almost every year for the past 15 years.
The American Academy of Family Physicians now recommends that all persons 50 years of age and older receive an annual influenza vaccination, because the rates of morbidity and mortality associated with influenza are high and vaccination is cost-effective. Reasons for lowering the recommended age for...