Vaccination in the Elderly and IBD.

TitleVaccination in the Elderly and IBD.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsChoi AJ, Atteberry P, Lukin DJ
JournalCurr Treat Options Gastroenterol
Date Published2019 Dec

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Significant gaps in knowledge and utilization of vaccinations exist among practitioners providing care for patients with IBD. This review is intended to update the reader on best practices for vaccination within the IBD population with a specific focus on the elderly.

RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in IBD therapeutics have recently increased the number of immunosuppressive therapies available to practitioners. Differences in mechanisms of action of these medications have led to differential implications pertaining to vaccination strategies. Additionally, new vaccines, including the recombinant zoster vaccine, have recently become available for the use in the IBD population. Given the prominent role the IBD provider plays in the management of patients with IBD, a clear understanding of best practices is essential. This review provides a framework for the integration of optimal vaccination strategies for practitioners caring for adult and elderly patients with IBD.

Alternate JournalCurr Treat Options Gastroenterol
PubMed ID31686385