Vaccination against pneumococcal infections in adults

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2018; 20(1):5-8

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The following key issues of pneumococcal infection prophylaxis were discussed during the expert council: incidence rates of community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia and other pneumococcal infections, local epidemiological data, increases in antimicrobial resistance and pneumococcal serotypes substitution, current international and Russian clinical guidelines, practical approaches, and pneumococcal vaccination coverage of adult population in the Russian Federation. The agreement between the experts about a need to distinguish the use of conjugate vaccines and polysaccharide vaccines in different subpopulations has been achieved.

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