Preventing pneumococcal disease. ACIP recommends pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for all adults age > or = 65.

Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia and bacterial meningitis in older adults. Current recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices suggest providing pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to all adults age 65 and older and to persons age 2 to 64 with chronic illnesses that place them… (More)

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@article{Whitney2003PreventingPD, title={Preventing pneumococcal disease. ACIP recommends pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for all adults age > or = 65.}, author={Cynthia G. Whitney}, journal={Geriatrics}, year={2003}, volume={58 10}, pages={20-2, 25} }