Adult Pneumococcal Vaccine: Who Needs It? When and Why?

Terry Brenneman, MD

The rules for pneumococcal vaccination can seem a little arbitrary. See what you know about the ACIP rationale behind these 5 recommendations for PCV13 and PPSV23.

The rules for pneumococcal vaccine administration are well known to all healthcare providers but some of those rules can seem a little arbitrary. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) does have rationale for all its guidelines. See if you are familiar with the rationale behind these 5 recommendations.