Effect of 10-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine on Pneumonia among Children, Brazil

  title={Effect of 10-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine on Pneumonia among Children, Brazil},
  author={Eliane Terezinha Afonso and Ruth Minamisava and Ana Luiza Bierrenbach and Juan Jos{\'e} Cortez Escalante and Airlane Pereira Alencar and Carla Magda Allan Santos Domingues and Otaliba Libanio Morais-Neto and Cristiana M Toscano and Ana L{\'u}cia S. S. Andrade},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Pneumonia is most problematic for children in developing countries. In 2010, Brazil introduced a 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) to its National Immunization Program. To assess the vaccine's effectiveness for preventing pneumonia, we analyzed rates of hospitalization among children 2-24 months of age who had pneumonia from all causes from January 2005 through August 2011. We used data from the National Hospitalization Information System to conduct an interrupted time-series… CONTINUE READING
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