Impact of universal pneumococcal vaccination on hospitalizations for pneumonia and meningitis in children in Montevideo, Uruguay.

@article{Prez2011ImpactOU,
  title={Impact of universal pneumococcal vaccination on hospitalizations for pneumonia and meningitis in children in Montevideo, Uruguay.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Catalina P{\'i}rez and Gabriela Algorta and Alejandra Cedr{\'e}s and Helena Sobrero and Adriana Varela and Gustavo A Giachetto and Alicia Montano},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={669-74}
}
BACKGROUND In March 2008, Uruguay included PCV7 into the routine vaccination program, in a 2 + 1 schedule for children <2 years of age. Catch-up immunization was offered to children born in 2007. Greater than 95% of children received their first and second doses. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of this strategy. METHODS Annual hospitalization rates (per 10,000 discharges) for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children <14 years of age and pneumococcal meningitis are… CONTINUE READING

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