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Oct 29

CDC Releases New Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations

On September 19, the CDC released new pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for the adult population.  Adults 65 years of age or older are now recommended to receive a single pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, Prevnar-13®), followed by the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23, Pneumovax®23) 6-12 months later.  For adults who previously received a dose of PPSV23 on or after turning 65 years of age, the PCV13 is recommended to be administered at least 1 year after the PPSV23.

The following are links to resources regarding pneumococcal vaccination recommendations.