Prolongation of life expectancy raises the crucial issue of healthy aging. Since infectious diseases in the elderly clearly contributes to morbidity in this particularly vulnerable population, strategies for prevention of these diseases would clearly impact on its frailty. However, given the characteristics of the immune responsiveness of the elderly, vaccines and immunization strategies tailored for this particular population are needed and should be developed.
2nd Ageing and Immunity
22 - 24 April 2012, Sienna (Italy)