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Show You Know: Pneumococcal Vaccination Guidelines

Do you know the latest ACIP guidelines on pneumococcal vaccination? Take this short quiz to "show you know" about new serotype coverage, dosing intervals, workflow integration, addressing vaccine hesitancy, and administration of appropriate pneumococcal vaccines to eligible patients to protect communities from vaccine-preventable disease.

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Patient Case

BF is a 69-year-old male patient who presents to the pharmacy asking about pneumococcal vaccination. He states he received one dose of PPSV23 (23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) when he was 65 years old and was wondering whether he needed another dose. He tells you that is the only pneumococcal vaccination he has ever received.

Q1: Based on current adult vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which of the following counseling information is correct?*

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