Mass vaccination of children with pertussis toxoid--decreased incidence in both vaccinated and nonvaccinated persons.

@article{Taranger2001MassVO,
  title={Mass vaccination of children with pertussis toxoid--decreased incidence in both vaccinated and nonvaccinated persons.},
  author={John Taranger and Birger Trollfors and E Bergfors and Nina Knutsson and Valter Sundh and Teresa Lagerg{\aa}rd and Lena Lind-Brandberg and Gunilla Zackrisson and Joanne White and Helen G Cicirello and J D Fusco and John B. Robbins},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={1004-10}
}
During 1979-1995, there was no vaccination against pertussis in Sweden. With the aim of studying the epidemiology and transmission of pertussis, mass vaccination with pertussis toxoid of children born during the 1990s was instituted in the Göteborg area (population, 778,597) in 1995. Infants were offered 3 doses of pertussis toxoid combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. Children aged > or =1 year were offered 3 doses of pertussis toxoid alone. From June 1995 through February 1999, 167… CONTINUE READING