• Pneumococcal vaccine series uptake low despite ACIP recommendation

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Two years after the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended routine use of a two-vaccine series to prevent pneumococcal infection in seniors, uptake of the series remained below 20% in 2016, according to researchers.Uptake of the single vaccine that the ACIP previously recommended was below 50%, they wrote in MMWR. The low numbers mean clinicians should be more vigilant in keeping older patients up to date on vaccinations.
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