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Vaccines have been suggested as a novel and effective tool to prevent drug resistant infections. In principle, bacterial vaccines can control the number of infections in the first place, while all vaccines may reduce the need for antibiotics. Nevertheless, while studies quantifying the effect on antibiotic use show variable results, studies quantifying the direct effect on resistant disease are sparse. Here I present results on the impact of both pneumococcal vaccines and influenza vaccines on resistant disease.