Tom Frieden

CDC issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine, says LTC flu vaccination rates remain low

CDC issues new guidelines on pneumococcal vaccine, says LTC flu vaccination rates remain low

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Long-term care workers continued to have low rates of flu vaccination last season, despite there being 92% vaccination coverage overall among physicians and nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The agency also said seniors should receive two doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

'Breakthrough' index should inform antibiotic prescribing in nursing homes, other healthcare facilities

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A new index that will help track and control antibiotic resistance in healthcare facilities will be released in July, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.