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The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) is recommended by the CDC for all adults who are 65 years old and older, individuals age two through 64 who have a medical condition which lowers the immune system’s response to infection, smokers or people with asthma, and residents of nursing homes or long-term facilities.


University of Maryland Medical Center: Meningitis, Dec. 19, 2011

Mayo Clinic: Meningitis, Dec. 19, 2011

Medscape Reference: Staphylococcal Meningitis, Dec. 20, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hib Vaccination, Dec. 20. 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Meningococcal: Who Needs to be Vaccinated?
Dec. 20, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short, Dec. 21, 2011

Reviewed December 27, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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