Inefficacy of pneumococcal vaccine in a high-risk population.

  title={Inefficacy of pneumococcal vaccine in a high-risk population.},
  author={H L Forrester and Dennis W Jahnigen and F Marc Laforce},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={83 3},
Use of pneumococcal vaccine remains controversial. To further study this question, 89 patients hospitalized at the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center with pneumococcal bacteremia were chosen as the case group for a case-control study. The control group was made up of patients matched on the basis of age, date of admission, and comorbid conditions. Vaccination status in the bacteremic patients and control patients was determined, as were pneumococcal serotypes among the bacteremic… CONTINUE READING

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