115 COVID Vaccination in Aging (12.17.20 Edition)


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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K discussed the new Pfizer coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, with a special focus on understanding how well it works and how safe it is, in aging adults.

This episode covers:

  • What to know about vaccine media reports and older adults
  • Why it’s important to try to find out the actual ages (and age distribution) of older participants in vaccine trials
  • How Dr. K looks at a published study to determine whether the vaccine works for her patients
  • Why the current Pfizer data can’t tell us whether the vaccine works in people over age 75
  • Why an expert dissented from the CDC’s decision to prioritize vaccination for nursing home residents
  • Dr. K’s current recommendations regarding COVID vaccination and keeping frail older adults safe during the pandemic

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