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New, Simpler Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for 2022

Here’s why it matters. The risk for pneumococcal disease rises with age, with the highest risk among those aged 65 or older and younger adults with chronic medical or immunocompromised conditions. These groups carry more than 90% of the burden of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults. Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) includes meningitis, bacteremia, and […]

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5 Things to Know About Pneumococcal Disease and the New Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations

Adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations have been considered some of the most complicated vaccine recommendations to appropriately implement. The good news: Implementation just got simpler. With two newly licensed pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) on the market, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) aimed […]

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