Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

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Maine cdc's November 20 Update on H1N1  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The Free Press (press release)...to health care providers urging them to make sure all their adult patients with indications have received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. ...

Weekly Update: H1N1 – A New Kind of Flu – What You Need to Know!  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Manhattan Mercury...cdc's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends a single dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) for all people 65 years of ...

The Article in Brief  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Annals of Family Medicine...researchers found that PPV (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) and influenza vaccination rates varied widely across individual physicians. ...

5.3 million Children can be saved with $39 billion: UN  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
TopNews United StatesAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine can protect against 23 types of pneumonoccal bacteria at ...

Uptake of Adult Vaccination Varies Widely in Urban Areas Study suggests ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
ModernMedicine10 (HealthDay News) -- There are wide variations in the uptake of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) and influenza vaccine in adults in urban areas, ...

Swine-flu vaccines still limited to high-risk patients  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Houma CourierThe pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is recommended for adults who are older than 65 and for people who are 2 and older and at high risk for flu and ...

CDC Panel Recommends Vaccine for Smokers; Reviews HPV Safety Data  -  Dec 16, 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),Immunization Practices recommended that all smokers aged 19 years through 64 years be vaccinated with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Occurs At a Higher Frequency in ...  -  Oct 28, 2008
DG News..."Cancer patients should get pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine and be targeted for an expanded valency conjugate vaccine," asserted lead author Alexander

CDC expands recommendations for Merck's PPV vax  -  Oct 24, 2008
FierceVaccines,Adults smokers ages 19 to 64, or those in that age group with asthma, should receive the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV), according to the CDC's

Rituximab Therapy May Lower Vaccine Effectiveness in Patients With ...  -  Oct 31, 2008
DG NewsPatients were also tested for their ability to mount an immune response to the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (23VPPV), the neoantigen

CDC Advisory Panel Votes To Update Pneumococcal Vaccination ...  -  Oct 26, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),...that adults ages 19 to 64 with asthma receive pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23), known as PNEUMOVAX® 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent).

Response to reader - Vaccinations, leg cramps during pregnancy  -  Nov 4, 2008
Jamaica Gleaner,Women with certain high-risk conditions, such as sickle cell disease, may need to receive the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV).

30 million more children should get flu vaccinations, feds say  -  Sep 24, 2008
WIBW,The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine can be received at the same time as the flu shot and needs to be taken only once, said Dr. Kristin L. Nichol of the

Flu jab in pregnancy protects babies  -  Sep 25, 2008
NHS Choices,The pneumococcal vaccine they used in the control group was a 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, which is used to protect against pneumococcal

Maternal Immunization With Influenza Vaccine May Reduce Influenza ...  -  Sep 19, 2008
Medscape (subscription)Of 340 mothers, 168 were assigned to receive the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine and 172 to receive an inactivated influenza vaccine.

Immunizing Pregnant Women a Defense Against Infant Flu  -  Sep 17, 2008
MedPage Today,The study recruited 340 mothers to receive inactivated influenza vaccine or 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (controls).

Take Care Health Systems Expands Vaccine Program  -  Sep 11, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria. Human pappilomavirus (for females ages 11-26) - HPV is the

Senior Scene: About your health: Take steps to fight dangerous ...  -  Aug 30, 2008
Oneonta Daily Star,It is commonly said that only one dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is necessary. However, a second dose is recommended for individuals ages

Saving more Filipinos from diseases  -  Jun 27, 2008
Inquirer.net,For example, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumo 23) could be administered to children as young as 2 years old, to high risk individuals and for all

Updated Recommendation From the Advisory Committee on Immunization ...  -  May 6, 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),...(2) the list of underlying medical or immunocompromising conditions, or (3) the use of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in children aged 2

Free immunisation project for Taiwan's children and elderly  -  Apr 29, 2008
Trading Markets (press release),...pertussis vaccine, a pneumococcus vaccine, five-in-one or six-in-one vaccines, and a pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine given to people aged over 65.

Guidelines Revised on Use of 7-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Children  -  Apr 4, 2008
Medscape (subscription)...the list of underlying medical or immunocompromising conditions, or the use of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in children younger than 2

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among White Mountain Apache Adults ...  -  Apr 14, 2008
Archives of Internal Medicine...of White Mountain Apache adults (age, 18 years) with IPD and the use and effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) in this population.

Pneumococcal disease is serious  -  Apr 1, 2008
The Langston University Gazette,The CDC says that pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV), a very safe vaccine, protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria.

Shots for Grown-Ups  -  20 Feb 2008
Forbes,The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is for everyone 65 and up. It reduces potentially fatal pneumococcal bloodstream infections by 44% to 47%.

What you need to know about Meningitis  -  Jan 25, 2008
Newsday,The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is recommended for all persons over 65 years of age and younger persons at least 2 years old with certain chronic

Vaccinations not just for kids, health official says  -  Feb 3, 2008
Beckley Register-Herald (subscription),Adults 65 years of age and older may want to consider getting the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV), more commonly known as the pneumonia shot.

Protect your child  -  Dec 8, 2007
Malaysia Star,Up until recently, the only vaccine available to protect against invasive PnD was the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

Are there vaccines against meningitis?  -  Dec 12, 2007
Fergus Falls Daily Journal,The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is recommended for all persons over 65 years of age and younger persons at least 2 years old with certain chronic

Recommendations updated for PCV7, MCV4 vaccines  -  Nov 30, 2007
AAP News (subscription)...details regarding the recommended number of doses, the time interval between doses and the use of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine can be

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule—United States, October ...  -  Dec 4, 2007
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) footnote (#6) has been revised by adding chronic alcoholism and cerebrospinal fluid leaks and deleting the

MEDCOM Launches Vaccination Campaign  -  Oct 18, 2007
Military.comAlso known as the pneumococcal shot or Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine or PPV, the pneumonia vaccine is safe and highly effective, according to medical

The Second Opinion  -  Oct 17, 2007
Richmond.com,...or PCV7; brand name Prevnar) and one for older children and adults (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, or PPV23; brand name includes Pneumovax).

Pneumonia Shot Can Save Lives  -  Oct 9, 2007
Washington Post,Of those patients, 22 percent had previously received the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV). In total, 624 patients died or were admitted to the ICU

Annual Flu Shot Recommended  -  Oct 11, 2007
North Country Gazette,People at high risk of medical complications should also receive pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) which protects against 23 types of pneumococcal

Bacterial meningitis fact sheet  -  Sep 24, 2007
ABC Action News,The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is recommended for all persons over 65 years of age and younger persons at least 2 years old with certain chronic

Receiving Pneumonia Shot Can Save Your Life  -  Oct 11, 2007
Associated Content,Out of those 3400 patients, 22 percent f them had already received the vaccine for pneumonia (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine).

Arm Yourself Against Influenza  -  Sep 25, 2007
eMaxHealth.com,Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine - vaccination is recommended for persons over age 65. * Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine - some persons born after

Answering Questions On Pneumonia Shots, Copyright, Premiums  -  Sep 25, 2007
Evening Bulletin,Answer: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say, "Usually one dose of PPV [pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine better known as the pneumonia



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