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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