This concept note, on pneumococcal vaccination in older adults, is a departure from a traditional position paper. This is because, while data were being collected for a position paper, it became evident that there was an inadequate evidence base, especially in low- and middle-income countries, specifically related to burden of disease and serotype distribution. This concept note, therefore, summarizes existing evidence, highlights the information gaps, and provides guidance based on the available evidence. Further advice will be provided once the data gaps have been filled.

  • SAGE background document
  • Pneumococcal disease