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Which of the following statements about the 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine is not correct?

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* A. It is a protein-conjugated, polysaccharide vaccine.
* B. It is poorly immunogenic in young children and immuno compromised hosts.
* C. It is routinely recommended for immune competent adults and children >2 yrs. of age at risk for serious pneumococcal disease.
* D. It protects against the major serotypes of pneumococci causing infection.
* E. An adult with asplenia would be a candidate for this vaccine.

Correct Answer: A

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