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Vaccination against the flu in the elderly reduces the risk of death significantly. However, only 20% have protected them


Czech Republic – More than 2 million people over 65 live in the Czech Republic.1 Everyone has the right to vaccinate flu for free. Older people belong to the dangerous group of the population because they are at risk of serious illness and other complications.2 People over 65 years of age up to 60 times are more likely to die and generally form the category affected by the flu.3rd Vaccination is the only stop that protects the flu effectively, relieves the course of the disease and can prevent fatal consequences. Still, only about 20% of the elderly are 65+ in the Czech Republic.4th

Total 75-90% of people
Over 65 years of age for flu results.3b, 5th"The illness itself is not just the cause of death but also other health problems
The complications that flu can cause. The age is related
physiological changes – as well as metabolism, muscle mass or function, a
Tissue morphology also changes the immune system, which in turn results in a reduction
resistance to different infections, including flu, "
he says MUDr. Zdeněk Jágrvá, director
Hieniennig Station Prague Antipatric Department.

Risk of disease
Flu increases in the elderly in relation to chronic diseases, a
Older people often find themselves. Experts say one or more diseases at the same time
suffer from over 90% of people over 70. Statistics show that there are up to 3/4 people
In the 65+ age group, it faces heart disease and shipping, half has increased
blood pressure, heart disease is 37%.6 Other often
The problem is diabetes, which affects up to 20% of older people. she is
the danger in older years lies in the fact that he can manifest himself
atypical and undesirable symptoms.7 Age is a risk factor
also in contact with pneumonia (pneumonia), whose presence is influenced
Reducing immune defense is increasing especially after 65 years.5b

Flu in Chronic Disease Diseases – Double Gun

"Flu hand in patients suffering from chronic illness is dual. Individual chronic
Influenza & flu has a flu, flu also contributes to
exacerbate existing health condition. Still, not only is it estimated substantially
among the older people, but in the Czech Republic as a whole, "
warns MUDr. Zdeněk Jágrvá. Czech Republic
only at 5-6%3c, between the elderly then about 20%4b.
The World Health Organization and European Institutions recommend vaccination
older people at a level of at least 75%.3d Older people are in Czech
The Republic has a free risk of flu vaccination risk group. Absolutely
This year's Vaxigrip Tetra 4-valent vaccine is also covered
of the last season on the Czech market. O compared to the three previous wall walls
Vaccines act against four types of flu that cyclic (two types A and
two fat B) and provide even wider protection.


A number of scientific studies confirm the benefits of vaccination. It follows that, as well as a direct impact, that vaccination also plays a secondary role in preventing complications, hospitals and deaths. For older people, older people living outside care centers contribute to a 30-70% reduction in hospitals due to pneumonia and flu. For young people living in care facilities, the vaccine reaches 50-60% of the effectiveness in the prevention of hospitals or pneumonia and up to 80% of the effectiveness in prevention death.8 In practice, this means that the older vaccine may become ill, but the course of the disease is lightweight and, without vaccination, significantly less vulnerable to life.

Mr. Kateřina Jíchová,

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