TITLE

Pneumococcal vaccine reduced pneumococcal pneumonia and associated mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Fekete, Thomas
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/15/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 6, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the study to find the efficacy of pneumococcal vaccine in nursing home residents. 1006 nursing home residents were included in the study and were excluded if they were immunocompromised or had received pneumococcal vaccine previously. The study showed that 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine reduced pneumococcal pneumonia in nursing home residents and reduced death in residents with pneumococcal pneumonia.
ACCESSION #
51696560

 

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