Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association Public Affairs Senior Manager Nicole Longo recently stressed the importance of ensuring that senior citizens have better access immunizations.
In her column on the association's website, Longo wrote that America must prioritize helping senior citizens get immunized. Longo, who wrote the column for National Immunization Awareness Month, cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when she wrote that particular vaccines that people got as children have the chance to lose their effectiveness as people get older. She also cited the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in writing that the organization finds it crucial that senior citizens get re-immunized for flu, tetanus, whooping cough, meningococcal, pneumococcal, shingles and hepatitis A and B, among other diseases.
Longo cited the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion when she wrote that people cooperating with the entire outline of vaccine shots from their birth helps everyone by allowing nearly 33,000 people to live and prevents the country from having to spend nearly $33.4 billion in unintended costs to help people fight those diseases.
Longo also argued that making sure senior citizens get immunized without breaking their banks is crucial because never-before-used unique vaccines are being created. She said the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association when she wrote that 16 HIV immunizations are being created right now and 96 cancer immunizations being created that will use the person's immune system to help fight the disease.