Pneumococcal Carriage and Invasive Disease in Children Before Introduction of the 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine: Comparison With the Era Before 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine
The Pediatric infectious disease journal | 20 Oct 2012
D Sharma, W Baughman, A Holst, S Thomas, D Jackson, M da Gloria Carvalho, B Beall, S Satola, R Jerris, S Jain, MM Farley and JP Nuorti
: Nasopharyngeal (NP) carriage and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) attributable to serotypes in the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) declined dramatically after vaccine introduction, whereas non-PCV7 serotypes increased modestly. Characteristics of pneumococcal carriage and IPD among children in Atlanta, GA, were compared during 2 time periods: before PCV7 introduction and before 13-valent PCV (PCV13) introduction.
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