Although there is potential for increased risk of pneumococcal disease associated with influenza, the CDC has no new recommendations for administering the pneumococcal vaccine
to groups other than those for whom it is currently recommended.
There was also a steady increase in the number of children receiving two newer vaccines: varicella vaccine, which prevents chickpox, and pneumococcal vaccine
, which prevents certain types of pneumonia, bacteremia (infection of the blood) and meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain).
Broken down, the data indicated that 20% of the pediatricians' immunization practices were nonadherent for the pneumococcal vaccine
, 11% were nonadherent for the hepatitis B vaccine, 11% were nonadherent for the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine, 7% were nonadherent for the DTaP vaccine, and 5% were nonadherent for the inactivated poliovirus vaccine.
At its meeting on October 19-20, 1994, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) adopted the recommendation that, for their patients aged 50 years, health-care providers 1) review adult vaccination status, 2) administer tetanus and diphtheria toxoids as indicated, and 3) determine whether a patient has one or more risk factors that indicate a need to receive one dose of pneumococcal vaccine
and begin annual influenza vaccination.
The South African Ministry of Health was honored for its leadership in making South Africa the first country in Africa to introduce pneumococcal vaccine
Contract awarded for 100 pneumococcal vaccine
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Among older men in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse California population, those who received pneumococcal vaccine
did not have a lower risk of acute MI or stroke than did those who were unvaccinated.
Current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations call for use of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine
(PPSV23) in all adults aged 65 years and older and in high-risk individuals aged 2-64 years.
Doctors wondered if the pneumococcal vaccine
, used to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia, has a role in preventing ear infections.
This measure is aimed at capturing the percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine
is going to offer its pneumococcal vaccine
Prevenar 13 at the lowest possible price to nongovernmental organizations working in "humanitarian emergency settings," the U.
It was reported yesterday that the company has received the funds to advance its pneumococcal vaccine
towards clinical trials.