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The Impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine on Rates of Myringotomy With Ventilation Tube Insertion in Australia

Jardine, Andrew; Menzies, Robert I.; Deeks, Shelley L; Patel, Mahomed; McIntyre, Peter


Background: In randomized controlled trials and postmarketing studies the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7vPCV) has been shown to reduce myringotomy with ventilation tube insertion (MVTI) procedures in a 4-dose schedule. In Australia, a 3-dose schedule at 2, 4, and 6 months of age is routinely used in non-Indigenous children. Our aim was to determine if a reduction in MVTI comparable to that documented in the United States occurred in Australia despite the absence of the booster...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31819e9bc5


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