Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Which vaccinations should I get as an adult?

Before vaccines were developed, infectious diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and meningitis were the leading cause of death and illness in the world. Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements in history, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumococcal vaccine recs cause confusion among docs

(HealthDay)—While primary care physicians overwhelmingly recommend pneumococcal vaccines, there is a gap in their knowledge of how to implement related vaccine recommendations, according to a study published in the Journal ...

Pediatrics

Post-PCV13 drop in Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia

(HealthDay)—Introduction of seven-valent and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) correlated with a reduction in Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia, according to a review published online March 10 in Pediatrics.

Medications

Reevaluating pneumococcal vaccine guidance: An analysis

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would ...

Pediatrics

ACIP approves 2016 adult immunization schedule

(HealthDay)—The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has approved the recommended adult immunization schedule for 2016. The recommendations are published as a clinical guideline in the Feb. 2 issue of the ...

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