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U-M study: Program to boost elderly flu vaccination could save lives

pecially since many physicians may fail to recommend influenza vaccinations to the elderly and other high-risk patients, says Davis.

"Some experts are very critical of direct-to-consumer advertising because they believe it causes unnecessary use of expensive medications," says Davis. "However, we can avoid this problem when using direct-to-consumer approaches to promote influenza vaccination among elders. There is no such thing as an unnecessary flu vaccination for a person 65 years or older."


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