Relating Pneumococcal Carriage Among Children to Disease Rates Among Adults Before and After the Introduction of Conjugate Vaccines.

Abstract

The use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) in children has a strong indirect effect on disease rates in adults. When children are vaccinated with PCVs, other serotypes that are not targeted by the vaccine can increase in frequency (serotype replacement) and reduce the direct and indirect benefits of the vaccine. To understand and predict the likely… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv283

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@article{Weinberger2016RelatingPC, title={Relating Pneumococcal Carriage Among Children to Disease Rates Among Adults Before and After the Introduction of Conjugate Vaccines.}, author={Daniel Martin Weinberger and Lindsay R Grant and Robert C. Weatherholtz and Joshua L. Warren and Katherine L. O'Brien and Laura L. Hammitt}, journal={American journal of epidemiology}, year={2016}, volume={183 11}, pages={1055-62} }