Along with an annual flu shot, other important adult vaccinations include: Tdap to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough; pneumococcal to protect against pneumococcal pneumonia
, bacteremia and meningitis; HPV (human papillomavirus) to prevent cervical, anal and other cancers; hepatitis B; and herpes zoster to help prevent shingles.
"This revised recommendation reinforces that Prevnar 13 is considered safe and effective by the FDA and ACIP and helps address remaining persistent vaccine type pneumococcal disease in the population of adults age 65 years or older, which causes thousands of pneumococcal pneumonia
cases every year in the United States.
In the United States, there are over 900,000 cases of pneumococcal pneumonia
each year, leading to 400,000 hospitalizations with an associated 5-7% mortality rate in hospitalized patients.
Different types of pneumococcal disease including bacteremia, meningitis, pneumococcal pneumonia
and Otis media.
The coalition's website includes easily downloadable and custom-modifiable standing orders, plain-language information handouts on pneumococcal pneumonia
and other vaccine-preventable illnesses and possible vaccine side effects for patients to read in the waiting room before their office visit, and concise CDC-standardized talking points for providers to use in convincing patients to get vaccinated, as well as a detailed 10-point action plan for medical practice leadership to make it all happen.
and other adult immunization rates were low at the project site.
* Serotype 3 as a Leading Cause of Complicated Pediatric Pneumococcal Pneumonia
even among PCV13-Vaccinated Children, Portugal, 2010-2015
by Courtesy of StatePoint Pneumococcal pneumonia
is not a cold or the flu; you can get it any time of the year.
Available in selected stores, the Pneumonia Vaccination Service helps protect against some of the most common strains of the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia
. Subject to availability.
Interestingly, serotype 3 has been found to be independently associated with septic shock as well as with high mortality rates in terms of bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia
(4) Every year about 900,000 people in the United States get pneumococcal pneumonia
(one form of invasive pneumococcal disease), and 5% to 7% die from it.