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Pneumonia shots up to date? Probably not.... New Information

New recommendations from the CDC in the U.S. for immunocompromised patients, like with CLL, is that we should have BOTH pneumococcal disease shots, PCV13 and PPSV23.

'In 2010, 50% of the invasive pneumococcal disease cases in immunocompromised adults were caused by serotypes found in PCV13 and another 21% were caused by serotypes found only in PPSV23.'

So we need to discuss this with our doctors...

medpagetoday.com/Infectious...

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