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Pneumococcal Immunization
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendation

ACIP recommends that the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine be administered to all people aged 65 years and older.


FACTS:


  • This cost-saving service prevents a bacterial form of pneumonia that causes hospitalization and death.
     
     
  • Emerging drug-resistant strains underscore the importance of prevention through vaccination.
     
     

This service's Technical Report (pdf) includes details on the literature used and approach taken to estimate this service's health impact and cost effectiveness.