Pneumonia

 
Brush up on RSV: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment
December 01, 2022

Respiratory syncytial virus is an age-old winter foe that could affect many of your patients this year. Take a minute and scan these facts for a refresher.

Influenza, PPSV23 Vaccines May Reduce Risk for COPD Exacerbations, Hospitalizations
July 01, 2022

In persons with COPD, seasonal influenza and PPSV23 vaccines, separately or together, reduced the risk for COPD- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.

Merck & Co 21-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Ready for Phase III
June 22, 2022

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.

Diphtheria First Choice for Pediatric Immunization: A Short Quiz
April 11, 2022

How much do you know about diphtheria and the vaccine? Answer these 2 questions to find out.

4 Pediatric Pneumococcal Vaccine Conundrums
April 11, 2022

SAMPLE: A 7-year-old child newly immigrated to the US has not received any previous pneumococcal vaccines. What does the CDC recommend for this child?

New Choices in Pneumococcal Vaccines: A 4-question Quiz
March 14, 2022

How much do you know about the latest adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations from the ACIP? Try your hand at these 4 questions to find out.

Immunization Action Coalition President and Flu Expert Dr Kelly Moore Explains Primary Care's "Tall Order"
August 27, 2021

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.

Adult Vaccination Against Preventable Diseases Now Urgent, says NAIIS
August 25, 2021

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.

ACP: Ensure Adult Routine Vaccinations are Up to Date as Flu and COVID Meet Again
August 18, 2021

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.

Study Finds Persistent Racial/Ethnic, Socioeconomic Disparities in Adult Vaccination Coverage 2010 - 2019
July 30, 2021

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.