Pneumococcal Articles and Studies

  • CDC released new pneumococcal vaccination recommendations. Adults 65 years of age or older are now recommended to get the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, Prevnar-13®)  followed by the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23, Pneumovax®23) 6-12 months later. Read full article, Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), MMWR  Sept. 19, 2014. (63)37;822-825

  • The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) released the following article, which indicates that vaccinating children against pneumococcal pneumonia cut hospitalizations over the past decade in almost all age groups: Griffin M, Zhu Y, U.S. Hospitalizations for Pneumonia after a Decade of Pneumococcal Vaccination New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (2013) 369:155-163. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1209165





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