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Gac Med Mex. 2017 Mar;153(Suppl 1):5.

[First Mexican Consensus of Vaccination in Adults].

[Article in Spanish]

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Instituto Nacional de Geriatría, Ciudad de México, México.
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Ciudad de México, México.
Hospital Star Médica, Ciudad de México, México.
Hospital Civil Fray Antonio Alcalde Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
Sanatorio Florencia, Toluca, Edo. de México, México.
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Ciudad de México, México.
Grupo Especializado en Salud Femenina, Ciudad de México, México.
Fundación Carlos Slim, Ciudad de México, México.
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Ciudad de México, México.


For years our efforts have been focused on vaccination during childhood. Today we know that this is not enough to ensure health in the rest of the life. Childhood is as important as any other stage and, therefore, vaccination must be permanent and differentiated, according to our age, throughout life. Introducing a life course perspective in vaccination programs, with emphasis on adult vaccination, particularly in older adults, offers us the opportunity to review the performance of health programs, actions, and services in the field of immunization, as well as strengthening health promotion actions. In this context, the first Mexican Consensus on Adult Vaccination was carried out in a joint effort of the National Institute of Geriatrics, bringing together a group of specialists who worked on three central objectives: establishing vaccination guidelines throughout the life course, with emphasis on new vaccines; defining priority groups according to their risk factors; and contributing to the effort to promote healthy aging.

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