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Ineffectiveness of Pneumococcal Vaccination in Cardiovascular Prevention:  The CAPAMIS Study

Angel Vila-Corcoles, MD1; Olga Ochoa-Gondar, MD1; Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco2; Cinta de Diego, MD1; Eva Satue, MD1; for the EPIVAC Study Group
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1Primary Care Service of Tarragona, EPIVAC Study Group, Institut Catalá de la Salut, Tarragona, Spain
2Primary Care Research Institute (IDIAP Jordi Gol), Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(20):1918-1920. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6901.
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The benefits of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) are controversial.1 Recently, based on the association between pneumonia and acute thrombotic events, it has been suggested that pneumococcal vaccination may protect patients from coronary and/or cerebrovascular attacks. Several retrospective studies have investigated this issue with conflicting results.2

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