[Pneumococcal vaccine for pneumonia mostly unnecessary].


The efficacy of 13-valent polysaccharide conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was studied in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial involving 84,496 adults aged ≥ 65 years of age. PCV13 was partly effective in preventing vaccine-type pneumococcal pneumonia, but not in preventing either community-acquired pneumonia from any cause or death. The limited added value for… (More)