TITLE

Review: Pneumococcal vaccination does not prevent pneumonia or death in adults

AUTHOR(S)
Kiel, Raphael J.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the information that pneumococcal vaccination does not prevent pneumonia or death in adults. Infection with Streptococcus pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially at the extremes of age. Currently, vaccination is recommended for patients with various medical conditions ranging from profound immune compromise to a history of smoking, alcoholism, diabetes mellitus, or even a previous hospital admission. Lack of sufficient power limits studies of vaccine efficacy in these patient groups.
ACCESSION #
13916260

 

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