Pneumococcal vaccination: current and future issues.

  • Ake Ortqvist
  • Published 2001 in The European respiratory journal


Infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a major global health burden meaning the development of effective vaccines is urgently needed. The current 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine has been shown to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia in immunocompetent young adults, but not in elderly persons. However, in prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease, the… (More)


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@article{Ortqvist2001PneumococcalVC, title={Pneumococcal vaccination: current and future issues.}, author={Ake Ortqvist}, journal={The European respiratory journal}, year={2001}, volume={18 1}, pages={184-95} }