Long-term persistence of immunity and B-cell memory following Haemophilus influenzae type B conjugate vaccination in early childhood and response to booster.

@article{Perrett2014LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term persistence of immunity and B-cell memory following Haemophilus influenzae type B conjugate vaccination in early childhood and response to booster.},
  author={Kirsten P. Perrett and Tessa M. John and Celina Jin and Elizabeth Kibwana and Ly-Mee Yu and Nigel Curtis and Andrew J Pollard},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={949-59}
}
BACKGROUND Protection against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), a rapidly invading encapsulated bacteria, is dependent on maintenance of an adequate level of serum antibody through early childhood. In many countries, Hib vaccine booster doses have been implemented after infant immunization to sustain immunity. We investigated the long-term persistence of… CONTINUE READING