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Burden of vaccine-preventable pneumococcal disease in hospitalized adults

New research has been published in Vaccine on pneumococcal disease in hospitals (Canada)

  • Active Community Acquired Pneumonia and institutional-acquired pneumonia surveillance was conducted in hospitalized adults since 2010.
  • Severe outcomes and mortality is seen with CAP and IPD in hospitalized adults.
  • The serotype distribution suggests most disease in adults is vaccine-preventable.
  • The incidence of vaccine-preventable pneumococcal CAP by age was estimated.
  • Most vaccine-preventable pneumococcal disease is seen in adults aged ≥50 years

Burden of vaccine-preventable pneumococcal disease in hospitalized adults: A Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Serious Outcomes Surveillance (SOS) network study

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