Current issues regarding the use of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines in Australian children.

@article{Mackenzie2005CurrentIR,
  title={Current issues regarding the use of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines in Australian children.},
  author={Grant Mackenzie and Jonathan Carapetis and Peter Stanley Morris and Amanda Jane Leach},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={201-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To present the results of child pneumococcal vaccination studies in the setting of current Australian disease epidemiology and immunization policy, and issues that clinicians should consider in discussions with families. METHODS This paper includes a narrative review of randomized, controlled, double blind studies and systematic reviews which evaluated the efficacy of child pneumococcal vaccination. RESULTS 7PCV is expected to prevent > 80% of childhood invasive pneumococcal… CONTINUE READING