Vaccination of elderly to protect them against pneumonia
What is it about?
Most cases of pneumonia are caused by a bacterial infection. With modern treatment (including antibiotics) most patients will recover, but the long term consequences (5-10 years) can be severe. Therefore it is important to prevent these infections by vaccination. The current vaccines are effective, but still can (and will) be improved.
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