Population-based surveillance for childhood invasive pneumococcal disease in the era of conjugate vaccine.

@article{Hsu2005PopulationbasedSF,
  title={Population-based surveillance for childhood invasive pneumococcal disease in the era of conjugate vaccine.},
  author={Katherine K. Hsu and Stephen Pelton and Sudharani Karumuri and Dawn Heisey-Grove and Jerome O. Klein},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={17-23}
}
BACKGROUND Heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was licensed in the United States in February 2000 and, following national guidelines, universally distributed in Massachusetts starting in July 2000 to children younger than 2 years of age and selected children 2-5 years of age. We performed statewide surveillance for all cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children younger than 18 years of age to determine risk features and contribution of vaccine failure to ongoing… CONTINUE READING
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