Impact of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in people aged 65 years or older

Peter J Collignon
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00272
Published online: 18 August 2014

To the Editor: Menzies and colleagues promote the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine (23vPPV) as effective in people aged 65 years or older.1 I believe their data show exactly the opposite. The vaccine appears to be ineffective.

  • Peter J Collignon

  • Medical School, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.


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