There are two objections to the guideline 'Influenza prevention in nursing homes and care homes' issued by the Dutch Society of Nursing Home Specialists. First there is insufficient experimental evidence for recommending doubling the dose of influenza vaccine for the elderly and secondly the guideline does not present a clear preliminary conclusion on the effectiveness of oseltamivir prophylaxis.

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