Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 6th, 2004
"Historically, blacks in the United States have higher incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (i.e., pneumonia and meningitis) than whites, with the widest disparities occurring among children in the first 2 years of life and among adults 18-64 years old," the authors wrote in the May 12, 2004, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Following recommendation of a new vaccine (7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) for children in...
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