Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae 3 Years after Start of Vaccination Program, the Netherlands

@inproceedings{Spijkerman2011CarriageOS,
  title={Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae 3 Years after Start of Vaccination Program, the Netherlands},
  author={Judith Spijkerman and Elske J. M. van Gils and Reinier H. Veenhoven and Eelko Hak and F. Yzerman and Arie van der Ende and Alienke J. Wijmenga-Monsuur and Germie P. J. M. van den Dobbelsteen and Elisabeth A. M. Sanders},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
To evaluate the effectiveness of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) program, we conducted a cross-sectional observational study on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae 3 years after implementation of the program in the Netherlands. We compared pneumococcal serotypes in 329 prebooster 11-month-old children, 330 fully vaccinated 24-month-old children, and 324 parents with age-matched pre-PCV7 (unvaccinated) controls (ages 12 and 24 months, n = 319 and n = 321… CONTINUE READING
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