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Respiratory Diseases (continued)
Prevention: Pneumococcal Vaccination
Vaccination is an effective strategy for reducing illness and death associated with pneumococcal disease and influenza.42
Figure 2.26. Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination, 1999-2003
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Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 1999-2003.
- The percentage of adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination increased significantly from 49.9% in 1999 to 55.7% in 2003. The Healthy People 2010 target is 90% and is unlikely to be met at this rate of change (Figure 2.26).
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