Pneumococcal Vaccination Guidelines

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More research is needed to further evaluate cost-effectiveness and efficacy of PPV strategies (single vs. multiple doses). However, weak evidence suggests that for patients aged 65-80 who have not received the PPV previously, a single-dose PPV strategy is both clinically and economically indicated. For patients 65 and above who have already received one dose of the PPV vaccine, the decision whether to revaccinate depends of vaccine tolerance and the cost-effectiveness/willingness-to-pay threshold used.


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Noska, Amanda. (2010). Pneumococcal Vaccination Guidelines. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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