Clarify New Guidelines for Prevnar 20 and Vaxneuvance
You’ll need to know which adults should get one of the new pneumococcal vaccines, Prevnar 20 or 15-valent Vaxneuvance...and when.
These conjugate vaccines may lead to longer-lasting and better immunity than Pneumovax 23 polysaccharide vaccine. CDC projects the new vaccines will reduce overall pneumococcal disease and healthcare costs.
This is leading to changes in pneumococcal guidelines for adults 65 and up...or 19 to 64 with risk factors (cancer, diabetes, smoking, etc).