(1) Yes, the COVID-19 experience may strengthen the readiness of older persons, to get vaccines, in particular against influenza and pneumococcal diseases. Further, older persons' immunization status should be one of the aspects checked in all routine medical check-ups. This is, unfortunately, not yet the rule in all European countries. (2) Preventative adult vaccinations is not only recommended to reduce productivity loss in the working adult population, it can only considerably reduce the costs of health and social care for the increasing older population. (3) Increasing vaccination coverage rates is an important element in the range of health prevention measures developed to increase the healthy life expectancy of the older population. (4) See above: ensure that the question about the patient's immunization status is included in all routine medical check-ups
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