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The latest evidence for practice

The latest evidence for practice

Cutting Edge

Una Adderley
Specialist Nurse
Team Leader

Does pneumococcal vaccination prevent outcomes such as pneumonia?

Many people worldwide become ill or die due to pneumonia caused by streptococcus penumoniae. Preventive action is becoming increasingly important due to increasing drug resistance, which makes treatment difficult. However, the effectiveness of pneumonia vaccination is unclear. This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the effectiveness of pneumonia vaccination for various clinical outcomes.

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