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Reduction in Hospitalizations for Pneumonia Associated With the Introduction of a Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination Schedule Without a Booster Dose in Australia

Jardine, Andrew; Menzies, Robert I.; McIntyre, Paul B


Background: Postmarketing surveillance of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7vPCV) has shown significant reductions in admissions coded as pneumonia in countries where a booster dose is given in the second year of life. In Australia, a 3-dose primary schedule at 2, 4, and 6 months of age without a booster has been funded nationally for non-Indigenous children since 2005. Methods: All hospital discharges in Australia with the primary diagnosis coded as pneumonia between July 1998 and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181d7d09c


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