Pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage in children following heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in infancy.

@article{Lakshman2003PneumococcalNC,
  title={Pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage in children following heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in infancy.},
  author={Raman Lakshman and Cheryl Murdoch and Gillian Race and Roger Burkinshaw and Lynne Shaw and Adam Finn},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={
          211-4
        }
}
AIMS To ascertain whether the reduction in nasopharyngeal carriage of vaccine serotypes induced by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PnCV) administered to infants persists beyond the age of 2 years. METHODS Non-randomised, unblinded controlled study of 2-5 year old children who had received three doses of heptavalent PnCV (7VPnCV) in infancy and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine at 13 months, and unimmunised controls. Nasopharyngeal swabs were taken in summer (150 vaccinated… CONTINUE READING

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