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How Aging Affects Your Immune System

March 9, 2022

From the U.S. News & World Report website

As you get older, your immune system ages with you. There’s even a medical term for it – immunosenescence – the gradual decrease in immune function that comes with age. Similar to your walking or running speed, your body’s ability to fight off infection inevitably slows. 

COVID-19 has added another health hazard for older adults. Once infected with the virus, people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and above are at increasingly higher risk of experiencing severe COVID-19 illness and complications, hospitalization and death.

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