Near-elimination of otitis media caused by 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) serotypes in southern Israel shortly after sequential introduction of 7-va... Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Shortly after sequential introduction of 7-and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7/PCV13), rates of pneumococcal and overall otitis media from which middle ear fluid culture was obtained were markedly reduced in children< 2 years, resulting in near- elimination of PCV13 serotypes.

publication date

  • August 25, 2014