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Keywords

PCV15, PCV20, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, pneumococcal pneumonia, PPSV23, vaccination

 

Authors

  1. Esden, Jana L. DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Abstract

Abstract: Although pneumococcal vaccination programs have significantly reduced the incidence of pneumococcal infections in the US, pneumococcal pneumonia continues to be a burdensome cause of morbidity and mortality. Pneumococcal vaccination recommendation updates were recently published and introduce two new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for use in adults ages 19 and older.