PCV7

PCV72016-11-14T23:24:30+00:00

PCV7 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE, PAEDIATRICS

A 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine introduced in the US infant immunisation schedule in 2000, which has led to a major reduction in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease–IPD in all groups, regardless of whether the group was vaccinated or not* and hospitalisations. 

*The reduction in IPD in the non-vaccinated population is attributed to prevention of the acquisition and carriage of vaccine serotypes in the nasopharynx of vaccinated children is attributed to indirect or herd protection. 

Reference NEJM 2013; 369:155-163

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