Call for older people to be vaccinated against pneumonia

UNSW Australia Health News May 16, 2018

Researchers, doctors, and patients have teamed with Lung Foundation Australia during this week’s Pneumonia Awareness Week to call for proactive community action to address the declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia—an infection responsible for more than 15,000 GP visits, 8,000 hospitalizations, and 2,000 deaths among those aged over 65 each year.

Their call coincides with an article published in MJA Insight today, coauthored by Dr. Rob Menzies of UNSW Medicine,...

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General Medicine Pulmonology Allergy and Immunology

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