In persons with COPD, seasonal influenza and PPSV23 vaccines, separately or together, reduced the risk for COPD- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.
The 21-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine targets 85% of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults aged ≥65 years; 8 serotypes are exclusive to this vaccine, says Merck.
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IAC president Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, has a long history of fighting flu and promoting vaccination. She talks about the influenza/COVID season to come and using the best tools we have.
Low rates of routine adult vaccination, reduced further during the 2020-21 pandemic months, threaten a surge in these conditions as the US reopens, says the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit.
The American College of Physicians urges clinicians to make sure adult patients, especially the most vulnerable, are protected against preventable diseases as COVID spreads and flu is imminent.
Rates of routine ACIP-recommended vaccination have been persistently and significantly lower among racial and ethnic minorities over the past decade, according to new research.
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