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Effectiveness of pneumonia vaccine

PPSV23 (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria and is 60% to 80% effective in preventing pneumococcal bacteremia in adults over the age of 65 who are not immunocompromised.

Ask the Experts: Pneumococcal vaccines. www.immunize.org/askexperts/experts_pneumococcal_vaccines.asp. Published November 1, 2012

Reference

Title
Ask the Experts: Pneumococcal vaccines
Publication Date
Published November 1, 2012
Authors
Immunization Action Coalition
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