TITLE

2009 - Review: Pneumococcal vaccination is not effective for preventing pneumonia, bacteremia, bronchitis, or mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Johnstone, Jennie
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;5/19/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 5, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites several studies to find out whether pneumococcal vaccination is effective for various clinical outcomes in adults. The studies compared pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine with placebo, other vaccines, or no intervention control. Meta-analysis of the studies showed that pneumococcal vaccination did not differ from control for definitive pneumococcal pneumonia and that the pneumococcal vaccination group had fewer cases of presumptive pneumococcal pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
41332641

 

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