Pneumococcal vaccine: uptake remains low among elderly

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Takeaway

  • Despite data demonstrating the efficacy of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in conjunction with a 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) series in adults ≥65 y, uptake and related Medicare claims have been persistently low.

Why this matters

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