Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 20th, 1997
Vaccination levels against influenza and pneumococcal disease increased steadily from 1973-1993, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ("Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination Levels Among Adults Aged > 65 Years United States, 1995." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, October 3, 1997, synopsis).
In 1995, pneumonia and flu ranked sixth among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. An estimated 90 percent of the deaths...
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