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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released updated recommendations regarding the use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) among adults aged 65 years and older. The new recommendation serves as an…
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even though elderly people have the highest rates of hospitalization and death from influenza, a U.S. study suggests that older patients may be less likely to get tested for flu in the hospital. Researchers examined data on 1,422 adults hospitalized with a…
Results from the largest nursing home (NH) study to date suggest that flu vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season. More than 38,000 participants from 823 NHs in 38 states were…
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