Reduction in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease after general vaccination with 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Germany.

@article{Rckinger2009ReductionIT,
  title={Reduction in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease after general vaccination with 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Germany.},
  author={Simon R{\"u}ckinger and Mark van der Linden and R. Reinert and Ruediger von Kries and Florian Burckhardt and Anette Siedler},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 31},
  pages={4136-41}
}
General vaccination with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was recommended in Germany in July 2006 for all children <2 years. The proportion of reported invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by vaccine serotypes before vaccine introduction was considerably lower than in the US. We report data from nationwide surveillance of IPD in children with two reporting sources, pediatric hospitals and microbiological laboratories in Germany. Incidence rates with regard to age groups and… CONTINUE READING

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