Two Vaccines for Seniors
The 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which is the vaccine advisory panel for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revised their vaccine schedule. The schedule now shows that seniors aged 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia.
These new recommendations were published in the February 3rd Annals of Internal Medicine. The two vaccines should be given at separate times. For more information, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.