TITLE

Pneumococcal vaccine switch

PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;3/5/2010, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an announcement by the British Department of Health (DoH) that in the routine childhood immunization programme only the Prevenar 13 pneumococcal vaccine should be used. It is stated that children will be protected against six additional strains of pneumococcal bacteria through the new vaccine. According to the DoH, since the introduction of the vaccine, there has a decrease in the number of cases of invasive pneumococcal disease in children under five.
ACCESSION #
66153167

 

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